Ariel Sharon - Biography Chapters
Ariel Sharon - Biography Chapters
1928-1947 Childhood and Youth
1948 Independence War
1953 Retribution Acts (Pe'ulot Tagmul)
1956 The Sinai War
1956-1967 Difficult Years
1967 Six-Day War
1967-1970 Defense Strategist
1971 War against Terrorism
1973 End of Military Career?
1973 October War (Yom Kippur War)
1975-1977 A Rookie Politician
1977-1982 Settlements vs. Peace
1981 Israel attack Iraq's nuclear plant
1982 The Lebanon War
1990-1992 Construction Bulldozer
2000 Visit to the Temple Mount
Sharon Prime Minister Elect
Sharon's Disengagement Plan
2005 Ariel Sharon's Stroke Drama
2006 Ariel Sharon Died - Fact or Rumor?
2006 Latest News on Ariel Sharon's Condition
2006 Ariel Sharon - Israel Prize Nomination
2013 Is Ariel Sharon waking up from his coma?
2004 Ariel Sharon's Disengagement Plan
2003 - Sharon is re-elected after
two years as prime minister. During his first term, Israel has known the
highest number of terrorism victims ever.
On October 2003, Dov Weisglas, Sharon's special advisor, asks his assistants
to gather information on Gaza and says he thinks it is time to get out of
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Sharon, at this point, opposes the move. Weisglass says to Sharon's
close relatives that if he does not carry out the Disengagement Plan, he
would step down from the political stage as an old and insignificant man. At
the same time, Weisgalss puts pressure on Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz to
support the plan, as he believes that Mofaz is the right man to convince
On December 2003, Dov Weisglass goes to Washington alone, to a private
meeting with then-U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice. He
promises her as follows: in the first stage Israel would withdraw from Gaza,
in the second stage there would be a deep withdrawal from Judea and Samaria,
and in the third stage Israel would be willing to talk about the 1967 lines.
The investigation which is held at that time against Prime Minister Sharon,
has a crucial impact on his decision to adopt the disengagement plan.
On February 2004 several developments have a crucial effect on Sharon's
decision to adopt the disengagement plan. Meni Mazuz is appointed Attorney
General, Sharon is summoned for police interrogation in regards to the Greek
Island scandal, and rumors that then-State Prosecutor Edna Arbel is about to
indict him leak.
Sharon holds an important meeting with his close advisors (his two sons,
Omri and Gilad, among them). Sharon decides to make a major diplomatic move
in order to change the public agenda, and he comes up with the Disengagement
Two months earlier a meeting is held in IDF general headquarters to discuss
the situation in Gaza. One of the options discussed there is a unilateral
retreat. This option is rejected by all participants, including Chief
Intelligence Officer, who says, "It would be a disaster." Even Defense
Minister Mofaz at considers a unilateral retreat an unrealistic move. But as
soon as Ariel Sharon decides to go for the Disengagement Plan, and everybody
sees that he's very determined about it, they all fall in line and back it.
On August 2005, in a ten-day operation, all permanent Israeli settlements in
the Gaza Strip and four settlements in the northern West Bank are removed.
The settlers are evacuated and the residential buildings demolished.
On June 6, 2006 Former Chief of
Staff Moshe (Boogie) Ya'alon says
Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan was conceived out of political distress.
He further claims that the pullout from Gaza failed and was planned by
people lacking military and strategic expertise.
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Ariel Sharon Biography Books
Ariel Sharon: A life
by Nir Hefetz and Gadi Bloom
Review: The Jerusalem Post
Warrior: An Autobiography
by Ariel Sharon and David Chanoff
Politicide: The Real Legacy of Ariel Sharon
by Baruch Kimmerling
Ariel Sharon (Biography)
by Norman H. Finkelstein
Ariel Sharon Web Biographies
Official biography - Israel's PMO
Mid East Web
Jewish Virtual Library
in Zionism & Israel
Ariel Sharon Web Resources
Recent articles by Ariel
Ariel Sharon's Last Interview - Nikkei
Maker or Peace Breaker - CNN
Amos Oz on Ariel Sharon - Ynet
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