The delicate business of eulogizing Sharon
The eight years Sharon spent in a coma clearly mellowed the assessments - in public at least - of world leaders and the Western media of his often aggressive and flawed policies.
Ariel Sharon's long goodbye provided ample time for reflection on his legacy at home and abroad. In his death, as much as in his life, Sharon remained a person often depicted around the world as divisive, complex and controversial. In the Middle East, a vast gulf stands between those who revered him and those who reviled him. In Israel many saw him as a military hero and a brave political leader. Elsewhere in the...
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