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One of the most controversial figures in Israeli political and military history. Before entering politics, he was a well-known respected general, considered the greatest field commander in the country's history and one of its greatest military strategist. Upon retirement from the IDF, he entered politics and was a member of the Likud. He served as Defense Minister up until the onslaught of the second Lebanon War. Sharon was a proponent of settlement construction through the 1990's, yet as prime minister in 2005, he initiated the disengagement from the Gaza Strip, a move frowned upon by his party. Facing opposition, he left the Likud and found Kadima. Sharon suffered a severe stroke in 2006 which left him hospitalized in a vegetative state up until his death in 2014.
Gilad Sharon, the son of the late PM Ariel Sharon, doesn't believe that the current state of affairs allows for a development of a potential peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians.
A framed copy of the letter was presented to the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Museum in Or Yehuda at a ceremony earlier this month.
Former US President George W. Bush promised Sharon that the settlement blocs would be included within Israel’s final borders after revealing the Gaza disengagement plan, says Dov Weisglass.
Ariel Sharon a constamment témoigné de sa volonté de sécuriser les frontières d’Israël et a souvent été photographié une carte à la main
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
The news visitors center at the former site of the former Hiriya garbage dump is in the middle of the TA metro area.
By SHARON UDASIN
If the Gaza pullout doesn’t kill us, it may well have saved us from a far more lethal West Bank one.
By EVELYN GORDON
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert -- who succeeded Sharon -- had neither forgotten nor overlooked the critical significance of Bush’s letter when agreeing to resume negotiations with the PA in 2007.
By DAVID SINGER
Grasso promised to raise his voice all over Italy, with the aim of gaining support for the safe return of the abducted youngsters.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Italian columnist writes, “Goodbye to Sharon: not a hawk, but a dove of steel.”
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Netanyahu does not have a deputy or a vice prime minister. Perhaps the closest he has to that is the minister who was sent by Netanyahu to Ben-Gurion Airport to greet US Vice President Mike Pence.
By GIL HOFFMAN
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By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The grown children of Ehud Olmert and Ariel Sharon did not get the same level of security when their fathers were prime ministers.
By HERB KEINON
Netanyahu often says that all his actions are motivated by a desire to ensure the security of the country and its citizens.
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