January 14, 2014

What if Ariel Sharon Still Lived?

David Landau, New York Times

The Associated Press

What if Mr. Sharon had remained at the head of his new and promising centrist party, Kadima? What if he had been able to follow through on his dramatic withdrawal of soldiers and settlers from the Gaza Strip the year before?

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TAGGED: Gaza, Ariel Sharon, Israel


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