News in Brief

The US Senate voted to embrace U.S. President George W. Bush’s support of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan to evacuate Gaza Strip settlements, THE JERUSALEM POST reported.
By 95-3, senators approved nonbinding language that also said “it is unrealistic” for any peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians to require Israel to return to the borders that existed before the 1967 Six Day War. In addition, the resolution said a Palestinian state would have to be part of a “just, fair and realistic framework” for peace with Palestinian refugees settling there, not in Israel. The Senate’s came a day after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a similar measure in a 407-9 vote.
(BPI Information)