Ariel Sharon

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.

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    Ariel Sharon vs. Time: A personal perspective

    By ROBERT SLATER

  • Sharon sits with his wife Lily

    A contradictory life

    By LESLIE SUSSER

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    Books: Israel's Security Men

    By COLIN SHINDLER

  • Aleppo

    The long view?

    By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER

  • Letters

    February 21: Sharon and controversy

    By Jerusalem Post Readers

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    ‘The solution will come with time’

    By HERB KEINON,AVI HOFMANN

  • Ariel Sharon at the Knesset

    Sharon the man

    By BEN CASPIT

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    The unlikely peacemaker

    By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

  • Former Israel prime minister Ariel Sharon speaks to the media

    From warrior to man of peace at last

    By DAVID POLLOCK

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    A case analysis

    By MANFRED GERSTENFELD

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