Ariel Sharon Dies

CNN — For better or for worse, at almost every major event in the history of modern Israel, Ariel Sharon, the man his countrymen turned to when they thought they had no other choice, was there.”I can talk and look in the eyes of the citizens of Israel and convince them to make painful compromises,” he declared in August 2001.”I saw my friend being killed, I was myself badly injured in battles. I had to take decisions of life or death for others as well as myself and believe me I understand the importance of peace better than many of the politicians who talk about peace.”

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