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How will Ariel Sharon be remembered?

The former Israeli Prime Minister was known as ‘The Bulldozer’: a giant of Israel’s political scene he courted controversy throughout his long career

By Toby Greene  

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85

In a remarkably prescient passage of Amos Oz’s 1991 novel Fima, one of his characters—a taxi driver—voices his views on the peace process. The cabby talks about the need to divide the land with the Palestinians, likening it to a Tallit (a Jewish prayer shawl) that two people are fighting over which should be cut in half. Prior to the 1993 Oslo Accords this was itself an unusual viewpoint…

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