• To the citizens of Israel, I say: We have passed difficult years, faced the most painful experiences and overcome them. The future lies before us. We are required to take difficult and controversial steps, but we must not miss the opportunity to try to achieve what we have wished for, for so many years: security, tranquillity and peace.

    "Disengagement Could Pave Way to Road Map". Ariel Sharon's speech in Sharm el-Sheikh, February 9, 2005.
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