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Ariel Sharon becomes Israel's Prime Minister

How the Jewish world has reacted to the choice of Ariel Sharon as Israel's Prime Minister

In his first outing as leader, Sharon pledged to strengthen Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. How has the Jewish world reacted?

Also on the programme: the leader of the world's Anglicans voices concern over the effect of Islamic law in Nigeria and the rights of Islamic clerics in Bangladesh to issue their opinions. And as a controversial theme park opens in Florida, the Bible competes with Disney.

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BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project