By Uri Dan
In 1954 reporter Uri Dan met a tender army commander named Ariel Sharon and him heavily for greater than part a century. Dan grew to become Sharon's depended on consultant and a witness to the defining moments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--from mystery conferences with heads of kingdom to open battle within the Sinai. This riveting mixture of political heritage, narrative biography, interviews, and correspondence sheds new mild at the clash within the heart East and offers an intimate, definitive portrait of Ariel Sharon--a man whose lifestyles is inextricably intertwined with Israel's future. With Hamas governing Palestine, Ariel Sharon gravely in poor health and the get together he based, the Kadima, accountable for the Knesset, this ebook could not be extra well timed.
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The Sharon family now had three sons. In the meantime, I had ﬁnally met the woman I was to marry, and she still shares my life today. Colonel Rehavam (“Gandhi”) Zeevi organized our wedding reception at his new house at Ramat Hasharon in September 1963. My wife Varda and I were honored by the presence of Ariel Sharon and the minister of agriculture, the former chief of staff Moshe Dayan. According to the notes in my diary, between toasts to the young bride and groom, Dayan, Sharon and Gandhi spoke at length about the various strategies of opening up the road leading to Mount Scopus.
He would immediately call Moshe Dayan, who had since been promoted to chief of staff: “Moshe, why do we do nothing against these assassins? ” Moshe Dayan would then go to Ben-Gurion to present the proposals for retaliation. ” These two names were enough, for they represented a guarantee of success. Meir Har Tzion, seriously wounded in 1956, was Sharon’s most gifted lieutenant. When he lost his young sister Shoshana, killed by bedouin in the Judean desert in 1955, Har Tzion had avenged her death by killing the ﬁve men responsible for the crime.
If we had continued to guard Banias actively, then the plan to deprive us of water would never have occurred to them and the destiny of the Middle East could have been different. Once they were masters of the territory, the Syrians dug a canal and a tunnel connecting Banias Hill to Tel el-Ahmar. In 1964, they brought enormous quantities of material there. You think that an active Israeli presence would have avoided the tension and eventually the Six Day War? Absolutely. Everything would have been different.
Ariel Sharon: An Intimate Portrait by Uri Dan