Ariel Sharon's Contentious Life and Legacy

A panel of experts reflect on the Prime Minister's place in history and the prospects for peace when he is gone

For many Israelis, he was a builder and a bulwark; for Palestinians, a destroyer and a deterrent. TIME invited an international panel of experts to reflect on the Prime Minister's place in history and the prospects for peace when he is gone

NATAN SHARANSKY Former Likud Minister and author of The Case for Democracy: I have always believed that real progress in the peace process will come from democratic reforms in Palestinian society. That was the reason for my criticism of Sharon's policy over the past two years. I believed that Sharon's unilateral moves would take us...

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