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Ariel Sharon

Slate’s coverage of the Israeli leader.

What Sharon Did: The Bulldozer’s long, brutal career ended better than anyone expected,” by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Jan. 5, 2006.

What Comes Next: The Israeli political establishment’s first reactions to Ariel Sharon’s debilitating stroke,” by Shmuel Rosner. Posted Jan. 5, 2006.

Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Sharon’s stroke proved once again that Israel has a leadership crisis,” by Shmuel Rosner. Posted Dec. 20, 2005.

Ariel Sharon’s Flight of Fantasy: His new party could revolutionize Israel’s political culture,” by Shmuel Rosner. Posted Nov. 22, 2005.


Sharon to France: Send Me Your Jews: The international press watches the gloves come off as Israel blasts Europe,” by Scott MacMillan. Posted July 22, 2004.

Ariel Bombardment: Sharon is saved from court, but the heat’s still on,” by Ed Finn. Posted June 17, 2004.


Sharon Snub: The Israeli prime minister’s stinging rebuke from his own party,” by Carl Schrag. Posted May 3, 2004.

Sharon’s Shift: Has the Bulldozer gone soft? No way,” by Carl Schrag. Posted Jan. 14, 2004.

Another Brick in the Wall: Sharon threatens complete separation between Israel and Palestinians,” by Ed Finn. Posted Dec. 19, 2003.

Ariel Sharon, Peacenik: Israel’s hawkish prime minister achieves what the United Nations couldn’t,” by Timothy Noah. Posted Sept. 23, 2002.


But Out: Ariel Sharon demonstrates how to look like you’re saying yes when you’re really saying no,” by William Saletan. Posted May 16, 2002.

Answering Sharon: Look, are we at war with terrorism or are we not? Not,” by Michael Kinsley. Posted May 9, 2002.

Is Israel’s Present America’s Future?” by Robert Wright. Posted April 5, 2002.

My Sharon: How Hamas controls the Israeli government,” by William Saletan. Posted April 18, 2002.

The Sharon Doctrine,” by William Saletan. Posted Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001.

Look on the Bright Side,” by Anne Applebaum. Posted Feb. 7, 2001.

Ariel Sharon: The Bulldozer rolls on,” by David Plotz. Posted Oct. 6, 2000.