Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will meet with President Bush this week in Crawford, Texas. The visit is seen as a boost to Sharon, who faces internal opposition to his plan to close Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Ze'ev Schiff of Tel Aviv's Ha'aretz newspaper offers perspective on what Sharon will try to accomplish at the presidential ranch.
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