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From warrior to man of peace at last

ByDAVID POLLOCK
January 16, 2014 16:56

Ariel Sharon showed himself capable of making bold policy reversals when he felt the country’s welfare as a democratic Jewish state was at stake.

Former Israel prime minister Ariel Sharon speaks to the media

Former Israel prime minister Ariel Sharon speaks to the media. (photo credit:Reuters)



Former prime minister Ariel Sharon incarnated many of the contradictory dimensions of his entire country: courageous, and so unavoidably controversial; steadfast in his core convictions, yet flexible, impulsive, and even unpredictable in carrying them out; supremely self-confident, yet always acutely concerned about his country’s security.

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