Israel and Hamas are at war. It’s the latest chapter in a long history of cconflict and struggle for the Jewish state
One who participated in many of those struggles and conflicts was Ariel Sharon.
I met him in the fall of 1989, when he published his autobiography, called Warrior.
So here now, from 1989, Ariel Sharon.
He was there in 1948 at the formation of the Israeli army,and rose steadily in the ranks in the years that followed.
Among the battles he saw: the 1956 Suez Crisis, the 1967 Six-Day War, the War of Attrition, and the Yom-Kippur War of 1973.
In the 1982 Lebanon War Sharon was Israel’s Minister of Defense.
And he served as prime minister of Israel from 2001 to 2006
Ariel Sharon died in 2014 just days before his 86th birthday.
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