Our stories on the military and political career of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon prompted some to praise him as a defender of Israel and others to label him an obstacle to peace in the Middle East

Perhaps there will be a better chance for peace for Israel after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has left politics [Jan. 16]. How can anyone forget Sharon's "indirect" responsibility for the killing of Palestinian civilians in Lebanon's Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in 1982? Those who believe that Sharon's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza was a peace initiative need to think...

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