Mekelberg, Yossi
February 2006
World Today;Feb2006, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p4
The article highlights the political career of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. His career in politics has been a divisive force not only in Israeli politics, but also in Middle Eastern's. Sharon's leadership is considered a reflection of his complex constructive and destructive personality. As the country's prime minister since 2001, he gradually reinvented himself as a father figure in Israeli politics. His disappearance from the political scene, due to a massive stroke in January 2006, leaves an enormous political gap.


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