Sharon: Israel's Warrior-Politician
Anita MillerISBN: 0897335317;
Book DescriptionAriel Sharon, Israel?s new Prime Minister, is perhaps one of the most controversial public figures in the Mideast. He was born in 1928 in a moshav?an agricultural community in which, unlike a kibbutz, residents own their ownproperty?and was raised by parents who were not only ardent Zionists but were also rugged individualists. His father especially was contemptuous of socialism and believed in individual enterprise, raising his son to be self-reliant and physically strong in order to prepare him for the inevitable struggle to establish a Jewish state. Sharon is perhaps best known as the organizer of what was called Commando Unit 101 and for his original ideas for the training of commando forces, which he later adapted to the training of larger, more traditional armies. During his military career he personally led many raids into Arab territory and has been criticized for his role in the destruction, in 1953, of some forty Arab...
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