Sharon's uncertain legacy

Suddenly, within a very short period of time, the two gigantic figures who have dominated the Israeli/Palestinian conflict for a generation are gone.

7th January, 2006

Suddenly, within a very short period of time, the two gigantic figures who have dominated the Israeli/Palestinian conflict for a generation are gone. The era of Yasser Arafat and Ariel Sharon has passed. Their familiar faces and TV performances have gone and the citizens of Palestine and Israel are left to ponder their political future.

Each man, in his own way, had dominated the politics of his nation. Both were fighters and generals who,...

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