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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.
I went from reporting stories to becoming a part of the story – and I didn’t enjoy it at all.
By ROBERT SLATER
After strongly opposing the establishment of a Palestinian state for most of his political life, Sharon dramatically changed course.
By LESLIE SUSSER
How Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak transitioned from military careers to the political arena.
By COLIN SHINDLER
The Arab Spring is better understood as a ‘Second Arab Awakening’ that has the potential to build a political culture and political institutions that promote checks and balances on government power, diversity, toleration, human rights and economic growth, writes Marwan Muasher.
By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
By Jerusalem Post Readers
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon gives a wide-ranging Rosh Hashana interview to ‘The Jerusalem Post’ at his Sycamore Ranch.
By HERB KEINON,AVI HOFMANN
A month after his death, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who served as cabinet secretary in Ariel Sharon’s government, helps offer insights into often overlooked aspects of the late prime minister’s character.
By BEN CASPIT
A late bloomer with a lasting effect, Sharon is seen through ex-Jerusalem Post managing editor David Landau's eyes.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
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.
By DAVID POLLOCK
An interview with Irit Kohn on the lawsuit filed in Belgium against Ariel Sharon, 19 years after the massacre at Sabra and Shatilla.
By MANFRED GERSTENFELD
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