January 11, 2014

Ariel Sharon: Israel's Soldier and Strongman

Karl Vick, Time

The Associated Press

Ariel Sharon died Saturday after having spent the last eight of his 85 years. Incapacitated by a coma that followed a massive stroke, Sharon’s last hours were spent with members of his family at his bedside. Outside, an Israeli nation watched with one eye on the news and another on the past, re-assessing the qualities of a leader whose lifetime spanned the life of the nation.

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