(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon spoke this evening (Wednesday), 27 October 2004, with US Secretary of State Colin Powell and with US National Security Adviser Dr. Condoleeza Rice; the two called to congratulate Prime Minister Sharon on the victory in yesterday’s Knesset vote and on the advancement of the Disengagement Plan.  Both US Secretary of State Powell and US National Security Adviser Dr. Rice emphasized the US’s support for the Disengagement Plan and the great importance that they attach to its advancement.