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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.
After website published five facts about the son of the Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Netanyahu attacked the project and sons of other prime ministers. Ariel Olmert hit back.
By LAHAV HARKOV,HAGAY HACOHEN
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By JPOST.COM STAFF
Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, tended to send Segal to defend them on television whenever scandals broke.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Dov Weisglass slams Netanyahu's moves to punish states that voted for anti-settlement resolution.
Sharon remained calm as he prepared for any eventuality of what could happen to Israel following the attacks in the US.
Former PM's son Gilad may be planning Knesset run.
PM, who quit Sharon's government to protest Gaza withdrawal, said leaving the Strip did not achieve the former premier's goals of bringing about security and peace.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
After spending eight years in a coma following a stroke, Sharon passed away at the age of 85.
By MAARIV ONLINE
Though the statistics tell a somewhat different tale, the current spate of terrorist
attacks is denting Netanyahu’s image as ‘Mr. Security.’
By HERB KEINON
Defense Ministry releases archival letters in which Maj.-Gen. Shmuel Gonen calls for former PM to stand trial.
By BEN HARTMAN
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