ISRAELI LABOUR PARTY MEMBERS SHIMON PERES AND BENJAMIN BENELIEZER.
Shimon Peres (L), and Benjamin BenEliezer look on as Israeli Labour
Party leader Amram Mitzna, 57, concedes defeat to Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon, the 74-year-old leader of the right-wing Likud party which won
the general election on January 28, 2003. Sharon's Likud party swept to
victory in Israel's general election on Tuesday and dealt a crushing
defeat to the leftist parties that pursued peace deals with the