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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 believe that an important aspect of “bolstering the identity of Diaspora Jews” is to help them understand who we, as Israeli Jews, really are.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Ariel Sharon was certainly a “doer” on the military, political and national front, but he was also a nature lover who truly loved the Land of Israel.
By YONATAN SREDNI
Ariel Sharon’s death has reignited the debate over his strategic legacy.
By DAN DIKER
I was convinced that if there was a chance to achieve peace with the Arabs, Sharon was the man to achieve it.
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
July 2 made for one of those moments when real life is “stranger than fiction.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Farm vehicle previously owned by late, former prime minister is up for bid on public auctioning website.
By JULIE STEIGERWALD
“Netanyahu can’t get away with taking a two-week vacation. But if the American president doesn’t, his people will be worried.”
By GIL HOFFMAN
Italian columnist writes, “Goodbye to Sharon: not a hawk, but a dove of steel.”
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
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