Jerusalem Report

Man of many wars

Ariel Sharon cast an indelible imprint on the annals of the Israel Defense Forces.

Former Chief of Staff Haim Bar-Lev consults with Maj. Gen. Ariel Sharon during the Yom Kippur War
Photo by: YOSSI GREENBERG / GPO


ISRAEL HAS had its exceptional heroes. Meir Har-Zion, a member of the Israel Defense Forces’ famous commando force, Unit 101, formed by Ariel Sharon, is said to be one of the country’s greatest fighters; Ehud Barak is the country’s most decorated soldier; and Moshe Dayan is considered, abroad in particular, the most renowned Israeli military man.



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