• Short Summary

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and hardline rival Benjamin
    Netanyahu do battle on Thursday for the right to lead Israel's
    Likud party into a general election and become the clear
    favourite to lead the country.

  • Description

    JERUSALEM (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)



    1.
    SV: CURRENT ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON WALKING THROUGH CITY'S MAIN MARKET
    0.12


    2.
    SV: SHARON ESCORTED THROUGH MARKET PLACE
    0.20


    3.
    SV: SHARON PICKING UP GRAPE VINE
    0.26


    4.
    SV: ISRAELI YOUTH SPEAKING THROUGH MEGA PHONE 'WHO IS COMING? THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER...'
    0.32



    BEIRUT (FILE, 1982) (REUTERS - NO ACCESS ISRAEL)



    5.
    HAS'S: TANKS DRIVING BY (2 SHOTS)
    0.50


    6.
    VARIOUS OF DESTROYED AIRPLANES (3 SHOTS)
    1.02


    7.
    VARIOUS OF BURNT BUSES PARKED IN LOT (2 SHOTS)
    1.12


    8.
    SLV: ISRAELI SOLDIERS GOING THROUGH PILES OF RUBBLE; PAN TO SHARON
    1.25


    9.
    CU: SHARON OBSERVING DAMAGE
    1.28


    10.
    SV: SOLDIERS GOING THROUGH RUBBLE
    1.31


    11.
    MV: BULLDOZER COLLECTING PILES OF DEBRIS
    1.41


    12.
    SV: BODY BEING CARRIED ON STRETCHER
    1.44


    13.
    SV: BODIES LINED UP ON GROUND
    1.46


    14.
    SV: DEAD BODY BENG COVERED
    1.52


    15.
    SV: BODY ON STRETCHER BEING PUT INTO TRUCK
    1.55


    16.
    SCU: WOMAN HOLDING HEAD IN HANDS
    1.56


    17.
    VARIOUS OF DEAD BODIES LYING ON GROUND
    (2 SHOTS)
    1.59


    18.
    SV: WOMAN WALKING THROUGH RUBBLE
    2.03


    19.
    MV: PEOPLE CARRYING WOOD
    2.07


    20.
    MV: CHILDREN WALKING THROUGH DESTROYED AREA
    2.08



    FILE (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)



    21.
    SV/WS: SHARON ESCORTED BY SOLDIERS WALKING INTO CONFERENCE HALL/ OFFICIALS WALKING INTO ROOM (2 SHOTS)
    2.37


    22.
    CLOSE OF SHARON
    2.41


    23.
    CU: TIME MAGAZINE COVER READING 'VERDICT ON THE MASSACRE'; PICTURE OF SHARON ON COVER
    2.46


    24.
    CU: HIGHLIGHTED PARAGRAPH
    2.52


    25.
    ZOOM IN: PICTURE OF SHARON IN MAGAZINE
    2.56



    JERUSALEM (SEPTEMBER 31, 2000) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)



    26.
    MV: SHARON ESCORTED BY DOZENS OF SECURITY GUARDS MAKING HIS WAY TO TEMPLE MOUNT, KNOWN TO MUSLIMS AS HARAM EL-SHARIF
    3.03


    27.
    SV: POLICE AND SECURITY GUARDS ESCORTING SHARON
    3.13


    28.
    SV: SHARON AMID CROWD
    3.18


    29.
    GV: CROWD OF PEOPLE WALKING TOWARD COMPOUND
    3.22


    30.
    WS: PALESTINIANS THROWING STONES FROM WITHIN HARAM EL-SHARIF COMPOUND
    3.33


    31.
    WIDE OF PEOPLE RUNNING; VIEW OF EL-AQSA MOSQUE
    3.40


    32.
    MV: ISRAELI SECURITY HOLDING SHIELDS AS STONES ARE HURLED TOWARDS THEM
    3.46



    JERUSALEM (FEBRUARY 21, 2002) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)



    33.
    PAN: JORNALISTS LISTENING TO SHARON SPEECH
    3.58


    34.
    SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON ADDRESSING NATION: "In an effort to bring an end to violence and terror and to reach a cease fire, I will do everything. I will continue to meet with Palestinian officials and will continue to carry out th measures needed according to the government's decisions. I will continue the effort, as long as it depends on us, to prevent escalation and a drift into a general war."
    4.29


    35.
    WIDE OF SHARON SPEAKING
    4.38



    JERUSALEM (JULY 10, 2002) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)



    36.
    WIDE VIEW OF PEOPLE AT SEAM LINE
    4.44


    37.
    SV: SHARON LOOKING AT FENCE BEING BUILT
    4.51


    38.
    SV: BENJAMIN BEN-ELIEZER, FORMER LABOUR PARTY LEADER OBSERVING SEAM LINE; FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER SHIMON PERES STANDING NEXT TO SHARON
    4.58


    39.
    PAN: VIEW OF SEAM LINE BEING BUILT
    5.04


    40.
    PAN: JERUSALEM MAYOR EHUD OLMART STANDING WITH PERES, SHARON AND BEN-ELIEZER
    5.15



    JERUSALEM (MARCH 31, 2002) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)



    41.
    SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON SAYING: "This terror is operated, monitored and intiated by one person, the chairman of the Palestinain Authority, Yasser Arafat. Arafat leads a coaltion of terror and operates a strategy of terror. The head of the Palestinian Authority is an enemy of Israel and an enemy of the world over."
    5.41



    ARMY BASE, WEST BANK (APRIL 2, 2002) (IBA - NO ACCESS ISRAEL)



    42.
    ZOOM OUT: CURRENT ISRAELI DEFENCE MINISTER FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF) SHAUL MOFAZ SITTING NEXT TO ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON WHISPERING: (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI DEFENCE MINISTER SHAUL MOFAZ, FORMER ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF SAYING:"We have to throw him out" (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON REPLYING: "I know." (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI DEFENCE MINISTER SHAUL MOFAZ, FORMER ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF SAYING:"This is our chance, now, we won't have another chance." SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON REPLYING: "Yes, I want to speak to you about that."
    5.52




    Initials





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and hardline rival Benjamin
    Netanyahu do battle on Thursday for the right to lead Israel's
    Likud party into a general election and become the clear
    favourite to lead the country.

    Opinion polls put Sharon far ahead of his even more
    right-wing rival on the eve of a ballot of Likud's 305,000
    members, and he is expected to soar to victory over his
    foreign minister in the battle of the hawks.


    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and hardline rival Benjamin
    Netanyahu do battle on Thursday (November 28) for the right to
    lead Israel's Likud party into a general election and become
    the clear favourite to lead the country.

    Opinion polls put Sharon far ahead of his even more
    right-wing rival on the eve of a ballot of Likud's 305,000
    members, and he is expected to soar to victory over his
    foreign minister in the battle of the hawks.

    Victory would be the first step for Sharon on the path to
    retaining the prime minister's post which he has held for
    almost two years, despite failing to quell a Palestinian
    uprising for independence or halt Israel's slide into economic
    crisis.

    Victory would cap a long and controversial career in which
    Sharon has tasted military and political triumph, but has also
    suffered major setbacks such as being forced to resign as
    defence minister over a massacre of Palestinian refugees.

    Sharon became a national hero by crossing the Suez Canal
    as a general to help turn the tide in Israels favour during
    the Middle East war of 1973.

    He entered politics that year and has since held cabinet
    portfolios including agriculture, defence, housing, national
    infrastructure and finally the foreign minstry.

    As defence minister he orchestrated Israel's invasion of
    Lebanon in 1982, eventually sending his troops into Beirut.

    But his reputation was stained by the massacre of hundreds
    of Palestinians by Israeli-allied Lebanese Christian militias
    at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps outside Beirut in
    September 1982.

    An Israeli inquiry in 1983 found Sharon indirectly
    responsible for the massacre and said he should lose his post,
    which he subsequently did, only to fight his way back into
    later governments and confirm his reputation as a political
    survivor.

    Arabs now call him the Butcher of Beirut.

    The Palestinians mistrust of Sharon clouds his chances of
    reaching a peace deal with them now.

    But Israelis regard Sharon as a patriot with a firm hand
    and strong will. Many say this is what is needed at a time
    when Palestinians are rebelling and Prime Minister Ehud
    Barak is accused of going too far to seek peace.

    Sharon and his advisors say they are leaving the past
    behind and looking to the future.

    But his actions often speak louder than his words.

    Palestinians accuse him of sparking a four-month-old
    Palestinian uprising in which more than 370 people have been
    killed, by visiting the holy site in Jerusalem which is known
    to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif.

    Sharon has tried to give his tarnished warmonger image a
    facelift in the election campaign, trying to reinvent himself
    with soft advertisements pledging to bring peace.

    But his opponent, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has
    used the campaign to remind Israelis of Sharon's orchestration
    of the invasion of Lebanon, a move protested by Sharon's
    backers.

    Neighbouring Arab countries have done little to hide their
    concern if Sharon comes to power and have raised the spectre
    of a regional war erupting.

    Sharon says he is ready to permit a Palestinian state to
    be created in the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank, but
    would allow the Palestinians much less of the West Bank than
    Barak.

    He says the Jordan Valley, for example, is vital to
    Israel's security and that Israel cannot share sovereignty
    over Jerusalem, a point which Barak has mulled over since the
    U.S.-brokered Camp David peace summit last July.

    Palestinians call this fighting talk from Sharon and say
    it could easily break up the peace progress and result in
    all-out war.

    It is not clear whether Sharon would be ready to shake
    hands with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, but analyst
    Shimon Shiffer said that much of Sharon's strong talk was
    posturing and that he knows he has to talk with the
    Palestinians if he is to bring Israel the peace he is
    promising.

    Political analysts, while optimistic over Sharon's chances
    of winning the election, are far less positive about the fate
    of the government he will lead. Most analysts give the
    heavily-polarised parliament just a few more months of life.


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    Media URN:
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    Group:
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    Archive:
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    Issue Date:
    01/01/1982
    Sound:
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    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:53:00
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