Sharon: The Life of Sharon Paperback – 28 Jan 2014
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"Surprising reading. . . . The biography vividly delineates the qualities a leader needs to excel today."--Publishers Weekly
"A multifaceted picture of an Israeli patriot, military leader, and family man."--Kirkus
A multifaceted picture of an Israeli patriot, military leader, and family man. --Kirkus"
Surprising reading.... The biography vividly delineates the qualities a leader needs to excel today. --Publishers Weekly"
From the Back Cover
From the son and confidant of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon comes an unparalleled look at the life and work of one of the world's most powerful leaders.
From his youth as a soldier to his service in government, Ariel Sharon has personified Israel's unyielding drive for security. He revolutionized the Israel Defense Forces and established the antiterror commando Unit 101. His leadership during the Six-Day and Yom Kippur wars made him a national hero and propelled him into the political arena. As terror grew throughout the Middle East, Sharon's commitment to protect and bring peace to his people underscored his election as prime minister in 2001. But within months of his taking office, the 9/11 attacks shook the Western world thrusting the controversial statesman into the center of international affairs.
Throughout his life but especially as prime minister, Sharon kept a meticulous personal record of events and of the discussions he had with world leaders, including George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin, King Abdullah, Kofi Annan, Gerhard Schroeder, Jacques Chirac, Hosni Mubarak, Mahmoud Abbas, and others. But what the public knew of these interactions often differed dramatically from what went on in private.
Gilad Sharon, the prime minister's youngest son and close confidant, has combed through his father's vast archive conversations, personal notes, diaries, daybooks, military directives, correspondence, and thousands of other documents to offer a rare, intimate, and compelling look at one man's evolution into one of the world's most powerful and influential figures."See all Product Description
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A man who had Israel not had war forced on her from before her re-establishment would have loved to be a farmer and cattleman. This would have been his choice of career being a true son of the soil of the Land of Israel (unlike the 'Palestinians' who are in truth intruders on Israel's land )
It is also a history of the Land Israel beginning in the 1920s with the Arab pogroms against Jews beginning in 1920 from which the organized Arab terror in Israel and the Arab-Israel conflict of today should be dated. The conflict is therefore nearly century old.
Some see the murder of Rabbi Avraham Shlomo Zalman Tzoref in 1851 as the first nationalistically motivated murder of Jews by Arabs - the birth of Palestinian terror.
Previous murders had been deemed as a result of religious or financial conflicts or whatever other motives Arabs have had to murder Jews since the beginning of Islam.Read more ›
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