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  Ariel Sharon
Ariel (“Arik”) Sharon was born at Kfar Malal on February 27, 1928.
Sharon was appointed commander of a Paratroop Corps in 1956 and fought in the Sinai Campaign.
In 1996, Ariel Sharon was appointed Minister of National Infrastructure and was involved in fostering joint ventures with Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinians.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/sharon.html   (1444 words)

  Ariel Sharon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sharon was born Ariel Sheinerman to Shmuel and Dvora (formerly Vera), immigrants to Palestine from Russia.
Sharon was severely wounded in the groin by the Jordanian Arab Legion in the Second Battle of Latrun, an unsuccessful attempt to relieve the besieged Jewish community of Jerusalem.
Ariel Sharon was allegedly involved in The Greek island affair related to attempts by David Appel to purchase an island near the coast of Athens for the purpose of building a multimillion-dollar resort complex.
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 Ariel Sharon
Ariel Sharon was born at Kfar Malal in 1928.
Ariel Sharon was forced to resign as Minister of Defense, although he remained in the Cabinet as Minister without Portfolio.
Sharon's inherited the Likud leadership after the defeat of Netanyahu and the Likud in the 1999 elections, and was influential in rehabilitating the party during its two years in opposition.
www.jafi.org.il /education/100/people/BIOS/sharon.html   (1385 words)

 CNN.com - Ariel Sharon: Peacemaker or peace breaker? - October 25, 2000
Sharon, who appears to have the fate of that government -- and, possibly, the course of Mideast peace -- in his hands, is a man who inspires strong reactions from all sides of the political spectrum.
Sharon was former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's foreign minister at the Wye River talks in the U.S. state of Maryland in 1998, but he refused to talk to or shake hands with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Sharon climbed the rank structure, serving as a commander of the Infantry College, infantry and armor brigades, and as chief of staff of the Northern Command in 1964-65.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/meast/10/25/sharon.profile   (1037 words)

 The Electronic Intifada - For Reference: Key Figures - Ariel Sharon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sharon resigned from the army in June 1972, but was recalled to active military service in the 1973 Yom Kippur War to command an armored division and lead the crossing of the Suez Canal.
Ariel Sharon is responsible for the massacre of Palestinian and Lebanese civilians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, on the southern outskirts of Beirut.
Sharon should be indicted for the crimes in which he bears responsibility as the first step in a process of accountability that will bring justice to his victims and their families.
electronicintifada.net /forreference/keyfigures/sharon.html   (3221 words)

 MidEast Web - Biography - Ariel Sharon - Prime Minister of Israel
Ariel Sharon was born Ariel Scheinermann in Kfar Malal, mandatory Palestine, on February 27, 1928.
Ariel Sharon was elected to the Knesset in December 1973 on the right-wing
From 1990-1992, Sharon served as Minister of Construction and Housing and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee on Immigration and Absorption.
www.mideastweb.org /bio-sharon.htm   (2147 words)

 Ariel Sharon
Ariel Sharon was elected prime minister in a landslide election in February 2001, probably more as a protest against the lack of cohesive politics in Ehud Barak's government.
Sharon is reported to have told his Turkish ally, prime minister Bülent Ecevit, that the secret aim of his politics is to drive Arafat out of office.
Sharon's politics with Palestine has been on one hand to destroy the infrastructure of the Palestinian authorities, on the other hand to demand that Arafat manages to curb all opposition in Palestine.
i-cias.com /e.o/sharon_ariel.htm   (1404 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Profile: Ariel Sharon
Mr Sharon rose to the rank of brigadier general and commanded a division during the Six-Day War of June 1967 in which Israel captured East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Mr Sharon was first elected to the Knesset in 1973, but resigned a year later to serve as a security adviser to Yitzhak Rabin.
US President George W Bush called Mr Sharon a "man of peace" but his years in office have seen the prospects for a negotiated settlement with the Palestinians recede at times, while the policy with Syria appears to be marking time.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/1154622.stm   (1198 words)

 Ariel Sharon
President George Bush acclaims Ariel Sharon as 'a man of peace', yet the blood that was shed at Sabra and Chatila remains a stain on the conscience of the Zionist nation.
In the end, Sharon got away with it, even when it was proved that he had, the night before the Phalangists attacked the civilians of the camp, publicly blamed the Palestinians for the murder of their leader, President-elect Bashir Gemayel.
Sharon was meeting with President George W Bush in Washington when a suicide bomber killed at least 15 Israeli civilians in a Tel Aviv nightclub; he broke off his visit and returned at once to Israel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article11479.htm   (6493 words)

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Sharon was born on February 27, 1928 in Kfar Malal.
Sharon resigned from the army in 1972, but was recalled to command an armored division during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, during which he led Israeli forces past the Suez Canal and deep into Egyptian territory.
Sharon remained in the government as a minister without portfolio and later served as Minister of Industry and trade from 1984-1990.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3072552,00.html   (563 words)

 Europe's Problem with Ariel Sharon - Middle East Quarterly - Fall 2005
Sharon was defense minister during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
While the Kahan Commission found Sharon one of the persons "indirectly responsible" for the massacre because he did not foresee the possibility that Lebanese troops might wage a massacre, it labeled "baseless libel" the accusation that Israeli troops were in the camps at the time of the massacre.
When Sharon was elected prime minister in February 2001, the European press saw the victory for Sharon as a loss for the process of peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.
www.meforum.org /article/743   (4105 words)

 Ariel Sharon Israel's new Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon (Scheinermann) was born in Palestine in 1928.
Sharon resigned from the army in June 1972, but was recalled to active military service in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War when he commanded a tank division.
Sharon was against the Camp David agreement of September 1978 which foresaw an autonomous status for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and opened up the road to the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo14/arielsharon.htm   (2560 words)

 Ariel Sharon - Biography: 1977 - 1982 Settlement Fever and the Peace with Egypt
Sharon is furious when the Israeli press openly criticizes this campaign of land acquisition and tries to silence it in fear that it would jeopardize the process.
Sharon explains that he wishes to purchase the lands in order to expand the Jewish settlements and that it's better to purchase the lands than to confiscate them.
Ariel Sharon now desires to be appointed defense minister and says he's the most suitable person for the office.
www.ariel-sharon-life-story.com /12-Ariel-Sharon-Biography-1977-1982-Settlement-Fever-and-the-Peace-with-Egypt.shtml   (2744 words)

 Ariel Sharon
Ariel Sharon's hands certainly display that quality of fleshiness, which, as a rule, is associated with an identification with strength.
The morphology of Ariel Sharon's hand is defined by its marked length relative to its width.
In the instance of Ariel Sharon where this feature is lacking altogether we would expect him to respond first and foremost to emotional dictates and to a very personal and subjective measure of things.
www.pdc.co.il /sharon.htm   (2128 words)

 Amazon.com: Warrior: An Autobiography: Books: Ariel Sharon,David Chanoff   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sharon is bluntly outspoken about the most provocative phase of his varied career; the 1982 invasion of Lebanon ("Israel's war against the PLO's kingdom of terror") and the question of his responsibility for the Sabra-Shatilla massacre.
Ariel Sharon is arguably the greatest soldier in the annals of modern Israel.
Ariel Sharon is the perfect example of tragedy of Israeli political culture in which men who prove themselves on the battlefield are then wrongly believed to be qualified to be national leaders.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/074322566X?v=glance   (3165 words)

 USATODAY.com - Major events in the life of Ariel Sharon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ariel Sharon first came to prominence as an army officer in the 1950s.
Sharon was severely wounded in a battle to break the siege of Jerusalem and carried the effects all his life, including near blindness in one eye.
Sharon had earlier reversed his course of decades of support for Jewish settlement construction and expansion in the West Bank and Gaza.
usatoday.com /news/world/2006-01-04-sharon-timeline_x.htm   (789 words)

 oznik.com words: Ariel Sharon Short Story Contest, 31 May 2004
My choice for first prize in The Ariel Sharon Short Story contest is Katherine Ludwig.
oznik is proud to announce the first ever (as far as we are aware) Ariel Sharon Short Story Contest, and to invite writers to contribute stories that focus on, are inspired by, or related to Ariel Sharon.
All entries will be read, and the best would be published online on oznik.com (who knows, perhaps something in print will come out of this too...), with a copyright notice in the author's name.
www.oznik.com /words/040531.html   (1046 words)

 TIME.com: Ariel Sharon -- Page 1
Sharon had looked like political roadkill in 1983, after a government inquiry found that he had "indirect responsibility" for allowing Israel's Lebanese allies to systematically slaughter hundreds of Palestinians in Beirut refugee camps guarded by Israeli forces.
But Ariel Sharon has a remarkably thick skin, tanned in the heat of battle and a quarter century in the upper echelons of Israel's fractious political system.
Ariel Sharon may have spent most of the "peace process" decade on the sidelines, but he now dominates the horizon.
www.time.com /time/pow/article/0,8599,98526,00.html   (898 words)

 Ariel Sharon, Escapist - article by Daniel Pipes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ariel Sharon overturned Israel politics on Nov. 21 when he announced his departure from the very Likud Party he had helped establish 32 years earlier.
The Susser-Goldberg model does not perfectly fit the Sharon party, for the new-start parties they describe were founded by political outsiders from the worlds of business, the press, or the academy who, fed up with the status quo, jumped into the political arena — hardly the same as a sitting prime minister.
Sharon is a centrist, not an escapist (as in disengagement)
www.danielpipes.org /article/3152   (795 words)

 Salon.com News | "The Bulldozer"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sharon as agriculture minister; defense minister; housing minister; industry and trade minister; infrastructure minister; foreign minister.
Sharon and the Sabra and Shatila massacre, in which hundreds of Palestinian refugees were slaughtered in cold blood by Lebanese militiamen while the Israeli army -- under his leadership -- stood by and did nothing.
Had Sharon not announced his visit days in advance, summoned the world's TV cameras and mobilized hundreds of policemen in riot gear, the sound of his footstep may still have sent shock waves crashing across the Middle East.
archive.salon.com /news/feature/2000/10/17/sharon   (919 words)

 Ariel Sharon - Biography: 1975 - 1977 A Rookie Politician
In this capacity, Sharon recommends attacking the Syrians for advancing their forces in Lebanon past what was marked by the Israeli government as a red line.
Sharon introduces his new party as a cure to the decadence and corruption of old parties and says that he does not believe in loyalty to a party that has become void of meaning.
These attempts fail even though Sharon expresses willingness to accept political stances which are relatively far from those he initially introduced, in terms of Israel's future borders.
www.ariel-sharon-life-story.com /11-Ariel-Sharon-Biography-1975-1977-A-Rookie-Politician.shtml   (683 words)

 Ariel Sharon’s Shakedown/ Print
Yet, Sharon, who ignored Bush when the president publicly called on him to pull his army out of West Bank cities, is demanding that U.S. taxpayers fork over $4 billion in new military aid and agree to pay off $10 billion Israel intends to borrow should Israel decide to default.
Sharon now wants to repeat Israel’s victory over Bush’s father by making the son give Israel $4 billion in hardware and $10 billion in new loan guarantees as Sharon’s price for permitting us to crush Iraq while he holds America’s coat.
Sharon’s opponent in January’s election, General Mitzna, has agreed to negotiate with the Palestinians on the basis of Camp David and to begin withdrawals from the West Bank and Gaza.
amconmag.com /01_13_03/print/buchanan7print.html   (789 words)

 Ariel Sharon - Biography: 1982 The Lebanon War
Sharon spends months planning the war and meets secretly with Lebanese Christian militia allies whom he plans to help install as Lebanon's government once they kick the PLO out of Beirut.
Sharon's vision is to join forces with the Christian militia in order to liberate Lebanon from the clutches of Syria and the Palestinians.
Sharon would later say that he already understood what was about to happen.
www.ariel-sharon-life-story.com /14-Ariel-Sharon-Biography-1982-The-Lebanon-War.shtml   (6674 words)

 Prime Minister - Curriculum Vitae
2006 – Upon Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s announcement of the establishment of the Kadima Party, Olmert resigned from the Likud and stood by Sharon’s side ahead of the elections.
On Wednesday 04.01.2006, following Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s hospitalization, Olmert was charged with the duties of Prime Minister.
On 14.04.2006, one hundred days passed after Prime Minister Sharon was rendered temporarily unable to fulfill his tasks as Prime Minister.
www.pmo.gov.il /PMOEng/PM/Resume   (496 words)

 Israel returns to politics - Mideast/N. Africa - MSNBC.com
The central committee of Sharon’s forsaken Likud party was expected to choose a list of candidates Thursday for March 28 national elections, with polls showing the party losing more than half its strength from the last vote — when Sharon was the leader.
Sharon’s doctors said Wednesday they hoped to completely remove him soon from the sedatives that have kept him in a coma since the stroke — a process that could take a day and a half.
Since Sharon’s stroke, Olmert has worked to project an air of stability, holding Cabinet meetings and assuring the country that the government was functioning normally.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/10709976   (715 words)

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