‘I know it sounds hallucinatory, like stories about sorcery and miracles,’ said Olmert. ‘The natural inclination is to laugh, to say thank you, to humor the storyteller and try not to insult him.’
Ariel Sharon, who passed away earlier this month, leaves behind a long and complicated legacy. One of Israel’s most controversial yet well known figures, Sharon was a well decorated general in the Israeli army. As a politician, he was given the nickname of “The Bulldozer.” However, what most people remember about Sharon was his decision… Read more »
One of the main issues on the negotiating table regarding peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians is the Palestinian right of return. In a drastic shift, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has hardened his stance on the matter and said that he would not negotiate away any right of Palestinian refugees and their descendents… Read more »
Ariel Sharon, Israel’s 11th prime minister, passed away January 11th at the age of 85. Ariel Sharon (left) and David Ben-Gurion in 1957. Ariel Sharon with soldiers of his Unit 101 Ariel Sharon (top row, second on left) with his unit headed by Moshe Dayan Ariel Sharon leading his soldiers, 1973 Ariel Sharon, October 1973… Read more »
Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon passed away Saturday afternoon. It is an opportunity to review the life and legacy of this man who for so much of Israel’s history held positions of leadership and influence. Beginning in Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, Sharon distinguished himself on the battlefield, rising to become one of Israel’s… Read more »
As the world mourns the death of Israel’s former prime minister Ariel Sharon, celebrations have been taking place on the streets of the Gaza Strip and across the Arab world. Residents in the coastal enclave burned posters with the picture of Sharon, while sweets were handed out to rejoice his passing.
By Rafael Medoff (JNS.org) Although Ariel Sharon will be remembered primarily for his achievements on the battlefield and his decisions as an Israeli political leader, an often-overlooked aspect of his legacy was his impact on the American Jewish community. In March 1980, Sharon arrived in the United States in the midst of an uproar over… Read more »