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An abridged biography of the controversial leader
I write as Ariel Sharon’s funeral proceeds; he was charming, he was headstrong, he was pragmatic; he did his homework, then acted boldly; he could reverse course. None of this changes perhaps the most important thing.
One of Israel’s legendary military commanders and most influential politicians leaves a legacy that was nearly great.
In a bloody career that spanned decades, he destroyed entire cities and presided over the killing of countless civilians.
Israeli leader was best known for The First Lebanon War and the unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza strip. ABC News report.
"The right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel does not mean disregarding the rights of others in the land."