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On the eve of the unilateral Gaza withdrawal, Ariel Sharon explained his action to the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot: “I`ve reached a deal with the Americans. I prefer a deal with the Americans to a deal with the Arabs.”
What, exactly, was that deal? What did Israel receive for its disengagement plan? And what – since Israel has now carried out its end of the bargain – does the United States owe Israel?