Former Israeli P.M. Sharon dead at 85

Jan 11, 2014, 11:54 AM EST
Prof. Zeev Rotstein the director geneaProf. Zeev Rotstein the director general of the Tel Hashomer hospital updates members of the press on FormerÊPM Ariel Sharon's conditionÊon January 2, 2014 near Tel Aviv, Israel. al of the Tel Hashomer hospital updates members of the press on FormerÊPM Ariel Sharon's conditionÊon January 2, 2014 near Tel Aviv, Israel. a
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Initially a hero to Israelis for his military leadership -- and despised by Palestine for his hard-nosed tactics -- Sharon become an unlikely advocate of a two-state solution later in life, making significant territorial concessions and leaving a gaping ideological void on the right.