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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

But he's not yet dead, or is he?

The big, famous international Newsweek Magazine has decided to consider Arik Sharon dead, for editorial purposes, and you can read a slew of obituaries. It's so ironic. For decades he was an international pariah. Actually, here, in Israel, too, he was constantly condemned and hated. He was considered the Israeli who had no chance of ever being elected Prime Minister.

They hated him for supporting settlement in the Land of Israel. They hated him for being the bulldozer who cleaned terrrorists out of Gaza, the City of Gaza. They hated him for his role in defeating Egypt in the Yom Kippur War.

Then he was elected Prime Minister, and the still hated him.

But then he announced that for absolutely no reason, without Israel's getting anything in return, he was going to throw good, hardworking innocent Jews out of their homes in Gush Katif and Northern Shomron, and suddenly, they--the "world" and Israel's media and left-wing forgot all the past and loved him.

Did he do it for that love? I don't know. Could be. At the same time, it was discovered that he and his sons were involved with all sorts of "shady dealings," bribes and the like.

It makes you wonder.

5 comments:

yitz said...

Batya,

Your first link to Newsweek doesn't look like an obit to me. Perhaps because of posts like yours they've changed their site...

josh said...

Can we add this to his legacy?

http://rotter.net/forum/scoops1/7346.shtml

Closing many Shomron roads to Jewish traffic and rerouting it through wild detours.

Anonymous said...

Wow! The "disengagement" continues...

Gush Etzion has become the center of the government's demolition efforts

JohnPod

Batya said...

They were all set up, as if for an obit.

And gush etzion isn't getting the worst of it. I'll blog on it when I have a chance. I'm in NY, sans computer.

Tovya @ Zion Report said...

that's funny. i just wrote about this last week.