TITLE

The Long March of A Founding Father

AUTHOR(S)
Romand, Andrew
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Bulletin with Newsweek;1/17/2006, Vol. 124 Issue 6503, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article chronicles the important events of the life of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The life of Ariel Sharon--soldier, general, legislator, leader--has mirrored the story of his state. Marked by bloodshed and scarred by battle, both emerged from a half century of chaos and conflict eager to establish the peace. He was born on February 27, 1928 in the farming community. At 14, Sharon joins the Haganah; an under-ground militia that will form part of the Israeli Defense Forces. In 1953, Sharon was recalled to military service. Israelis and Arabs begin their second major war in 1956, known as the Sinal Campaign. On December 18, 2003, defying his long-held position on Israeli settlements--Sharon announces his disengagement plan. He later calls for The evacuation of all settlements in Gaza and four in the West Bank.
ACCESSION #
19531797

 

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