While Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon lies in a coma in a hospital in Jerusalem, commentators around the world have already begun to write his political epitaph. Interestingly, these accounts of his life and his role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are deeply contradictory - he is being called everything from a "man of peace" to the bulldozer to the "Butcher of Beirut".Now read on...
That's why JVP's director of Policy Mitchell Plitnick has written this in-depth primer about Ariel Sharon, his background, his legacy, and the profound impact he has had on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Upon reading Plitnick's carefully researched article, you will know one thing for certain: Sharon did not believe in a peace achieved through cooperation and the recognition of the others’ rights. In fact, Sharon was no man of peace at all.
January 13, 2006
Here lies Sharon
Here's Jewish Voice for Peace with a "new special section on Ariel Sharon."