Why Ariel Sharon, who said 'no' to the settlers, was my hero
Sharon was the one Israeli politician who didn't show sniveling cowardice in the face of extremists.
Ariel Sharon was my hero. Since I identify with the center-left in Israel, I find that this is not a popular view with my Zionist friends, American and Israeli. Even those in my camp who came to grudgingly respect him were hardly ever as enthusiastic and as admiring as am I; and they wonder if I haven’t gone soft, forgetting my progressive ideals, and naively swayed - I spent some time with him alone on a few...
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