Ariel Sharon

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In our teens, we dreamed of making peace in the Middle East. Then my friend was shot
The long read: At a summer camp for kids from conflict zones, I met my brave, funny friend Aseel. He was Palestinian. I was Israeli. When he was killed by police, my hope for our future died with him

Roy Cohen

13, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Israel had plan to shoot down passenger plane to kill Arafat, book claims
Ariel Sharon allegedly told air force to attack planes if thought to be carrying Palestinian leader

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

25, Jan, 2018 @4:25 PM

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The Vanishing director George Sluizer dies aged 82
Dutch director behind River Phoenix’s final film – who courted controversy with Ariel Sharon murder accusation – dies aged 82

Xan Brooks

22, Sep, 2014 @2:42 PM

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Jim Powell

18, Jan, 2014 @2:05 PM

Sharon: war hero and practical peacemaker | @guardianletters
Letters: He was no saint, but he was the only politician in the Middle East who successfully managed to reduce conflict by two separate practical initiatives

16, Jan, 2014 @9:00 PM

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Ariel Sharon's motto could have been 'there's no such thing as a Palestinian' | @guardianletters
Letters: Like Thatcher, Ariel Sharon broke the mould and replaced it with one that is itself now irrevocably broken

13, Jan, 2014 @9:00 PM

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Ariel Sharon laid to rest at family ranch in Negev desert after state funeral
Israel's former prime minister is buried next to his late wife following formal state memorial ceremony at the Knesset

Harriet Sherwood at Shikmim farm

13, Jan, 2014 @5:48 PM

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Ariel Sharon laid to rest in family ceremony after state funeral
Divisive former Israeli prime minister is buried next to late wife at ranch on edge of Negev desert

Harriet Sherwood, Matthew Weaver and agencies

13, Jan, 2014 @2:27 PM

Ariel Sharon's memorial service and funeral – as it happened
Follow how events unfolded as Israel buried its former prime minister Ariel Sharon

Matthew Weaver

13, Jan, 2014 @1:47 PM

Ariel Sharon remembered at state memorial service in Israel – video

Israel's former prime minister is remembered in Jerusalem. US vice-president Joe Biden and Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair join the ceremony

13, Jan, 2014 @11:30 AM

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'Man of peace'? Ariel Sharon was the champion of violent solutions | Avi Shlaim

Avi Shlaim: Sharon's legacy is the empowerment of some of the worst elements in Israel's dysfunctional politics

Avi Shlaim

13, Jan, 2014 @8:00 AM

Ariel Sharon: legacy of division

Editorial: It is tantalising to speculate that the illness of a man who had spent so much of his life at war may have robbed the region of its greatest chance for peace


12, Jan, 2014 @10:25 PM

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