The unlikely peacemaker

A late bloomer with a lasting effect, Sharon is seen through ex-Jerusalem Post managing editor David Landau's eyes.

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January 16, 2014 19:00
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Ariel Sharon a week after the Yom Kippur War cease-fire.. (photo credit: Emanuel A. Winston)

On October 6, 1973, a surprise attack by Egypt and Syria sent the Jewish state reeling. Syrian tanks smashed through the Golan’s defenses and Egyptian commandos crossed the Suez Canal into Sinai.

Israel’s lightly manned forts were surrounded, and within a day its armored units and air force had suffered unforeseen losses.

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