January 12, 2014

Forget the Spin: Ariel Sharon Never Changed

Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

In the coming days you will read that the Gaza withdrawal, and the cleaving of the Israeli right that it triggered -- Sharon and his allies would leave the Likud party, and form their own, Kadima -- represented a reversal of everything Sharon had once stood for. This is wrong: The unilateral evacuation was of a piece with everything he had previously done.

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