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Ariel Sharon Has A Past

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Submitted by Yonason (United States), Apr 5, 2005 at 20:19



Michael B. Oren contrasts the myth of Sharon's projected persona with the reality of his actions. He points out, for eg.,

"During peace talks with the Egyptians in 1979, Sharon vowed that Israel would never concede its historic homeland. Yet, during those same talks, Sharon signaled his support for returning all of the territory Israel had captured from Egypt. In April 1982, the last Israeli settlers were evicted from Sinai on the order of Ariel Sharon." (www.israpundit.com/archives/2005/02/sharons_true_co.php)

And, in this biography of Sharon, we see again that his behaviour is diametrically opposite his stated ideology:

"In April 1982, Sharon implemented the last phase of the Israeli
evacuation from northern Sinai, including the Jewish towns of Ophira
and Yamit. He reluctantly(sic) ordered the forced evacuation of Yamit, a
community of 5,000 residents close to the Israeli border. Its
inhabitants were evicted, buildings demolished and infrastructure
uprooted, leaving a silent heap of desert ruins."
(www.hebroots.org/hebrootsarchive/0102/010218_b.html)

So, am I alone here, or is there anyone else who is now saying to themselves, "Just how could I have missed that?"
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