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.

    A proud Jew and military strategist

    By MENACHEM POSNER

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    Climb every mountain

    By BARRY DAVIS

  • Ariel Sharon

    Gaza evacuee places Israeli flag on Sharon’s grave

    By TOVAH LAZAROFF

  • Sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela

    Deaf complain no translator at Sharon funeral

    By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN

  • Biden

    A legacy of contradictions evident in eulogies

    By HERB KEINON

  • Latrun

    En route to Negev burial site, Sharon’s cortege stops at his Latrun battlefield

    By MOSHE ARENS TEIN

  • ariel sharon

    Peres at Knesset: The nation loved him and he loved Israel

    By Gil Stern Stern HOFMAN

  • gilad sharon

    ‘My beloved father, you have returned home,’ says Gilad Sharon

    By TOVAH LAZAROFF

  • Gilad Sharon speaks at the memorial service for Ariel and Lily Sharon.

    Believing in our right to the Land of Israel doesn’t make anyone a fascist

    By GILAD SHARON

  • Netanyahu enters security cabinet meeting, August 2017

    Under investigation, will Netanyahu turn Left or Right to save himself?

    By YAAKOV KATZ

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