Election Time in Israel: Yearning for Ariel Sharon

If Israel fails to decide about the big issues during this election period, issues that Ariel Sharon had the courage to face, then this small and vulnerable country, caught in the crossfire of history, will be overwhelmed by historical processes that will not wait.

Seven years have passed since Ariel Sharon’s stroke, and with elections looming, the State of Israel is feeling his absence more acutely than ever.