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By Uri Dan

In 1954 reporter Uri Dan met a tender army commander named Ariel Sharon and him heavily for greater than part a century. Dan turned Sharon's relied on consultant and a witness to the defining moments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--from mystery conferences with heads of nation to open war within the Sinai. This riveting mixture of political historical past, narrative biography, interviews, and correspondence sheds new mild at the clash within the center East and offers an intimate, definitive portrait of Ariel Sharon--a man whose existence is inextricably intertwined with Israel's future. With Hamas governing Palestine, Ariel Sharon gravely sick and the celebration he based, the Kadima, in charge of the Knesset, this booklet could not be extra well timed.

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I was aghast at the blow that fate had struck my friend. Two months before this catastrophe, Lily and Ariel had been basking in happiness. Lily had rejoiced at seeing her husband return unharmed from the battlefield and also enjoy national, even international, recognition for the first time. Sharon featured among the brilliant generals of the IDF who had secured a lightning victory in the Six Day War, a victory that had astounded the entire world. Omri and Gilad were still toddlers of three and two years of age, respectively.

I was aghast at the blow that fate had struck my friend. Two months before this catastrophe, Lily and Ariel had been basking in happiness. Lily had rejoiced at seeing her husband return unharmed from the battlefield and also enjoy national, even international, recognition for the first time. Sharon featured among the brilliant generals of the IDF who had secured a lightning victory in the Six Day War, a victory that had astounded the entire world. Omri and Gilad were still toddlers of three and two years of age, respectively.

The nickname was ironic, for Zeevi was never known for his nonviolent methods. 20 ARIEL SHARON The battle against terrorism poses thorny moral questions: How does one target armed men who deliberately take refuge among civilians? What kind of response can be delivered when one is not faced with a regular army? Since its creation, Israel has enshrined the immutable principle of “purity of arms”—the ethical use of military force—and has tried as much as possible to protect civilians from attacks.

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