Sharon Rules Out Resignation: Police Have Found No Evidence


22 January 2004

Sharon rules out resignation over Appel bribes indictment, stresses he will serve out full term as prime minister. Wednesday, Israeli businessman David Appel charged before Tel Aviv court with attempt five years ago to bribe PM Ariel Sharon, then foreign minister, his son Gilead Sharon and Dep. PM Ehud Olmert, former Jerusalem mayor.

Appel accused of pledging assistance for Sharon’s election campaign in Likud primaries. Police have failed so far to find evidence to substantiate charges against Sharon, son and Olmert after four years of investigation.