Bell, Michael, International Journal
ARIEL SHARON BECAME PRIME MINISTER of Israel on 6 February 2001 in a landslide popular vote. That victory was consolidated in the parliamentary elections of 28 January 2003 when the right-wing block he headed won 69 of 120 seats in the Israeli knesset. Sharon, a burly, charismatic, and controversial former parachute commander, had good reason to be satisfied as he took the oath of office. The moment he had spent his life preparing for had come and he was aware of, and willing to face, the inevitable crises. Like all larger-than-life figures, Sharon is complex: part hero, part hellion. Always in the forefront of his mind, however, was the need of his people, the Jewish people, for …
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Publication information: Article title: Ariel Sharon. Contributors: Bell, Michael - Author. Journal title: International Journal. Volume: 60. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2004. Page number: 247. © Canadian Institute of International Affairs Fall 1997. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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