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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’s strong-minded determination to do what he considered to be right for the Jewish people, regardless of conventional wisdom.
By MENACHEM POSNER
Any connection between the story of former prime minister Ariel Sharon and Notzar Theater company’s ‘Har’ is purely circumstantial.
By BARRY DAVIS
Avi Farhan was removed from the Yamit settlement in Sinai and later Gush Katif, both on the orders of the former PM.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
"When there is a national event that is open the entire public, everyone must be able to take part."
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Ariel Sharon left not one legacy, but many; some of them contradictory, and it is possible – as was evident at the Knesset memorial service – to use various parts of that legacy to further various goals.
By HERB KEINON
“Sharon was the last bulldozer. He was the State of Israel – and it makes me sad that the state did not come to a halt," says mourner.
By MOSHE ARENS TEIN
Sharon cultivated land with his scythe and defended it with his sword, president says during Knesset memorial ceremony for Ariel Sharon.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFMAN
Ariel Sharon's sons commemorate Israel’s 11th prime minister at burial Sunday on his beloved Sycamore Farm in the Negev.
Words delivered at the memorial service for Ariel and Lily Sharon, February 15, 2019.
By GILAD SHARON
The first assumption is that the media and the state prosecutor are dominated by the Left.
By YAAKOV KATZ
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