Remembering Ariel Sharon: A Collection of Op-Eds


The death of Ariel Sharon has resulted in the publication of a wide range of opinion columns and articles about the impact of his career on Israeli history and the Jewish world. If anything, it proves that his influence was far-reaching, complicated, if at times controversial.

I have collected a number of pieces that have been published online and provided links to them (in bold). I encourage reading them – the conclusions you reach are entirely your own:


Benny Morris, Ariel Sharon: 1928-2014Tablet Magazine.

Danny Ayalon, Tribute: Larger than LifeThe Jerusalem Post.

Dan Kurtzer, Ariel Sharon, a complicated man. Haaretz.

Dan Margalit, A man of two extremesIsrael Hayom.

David Horovitz, Ariel Sharon, man of actionThe Times of Israel.

Jeffrey Goldberg, Ariel Sharon Never ChangedBloomberg.

J.J. Goldberg, How we recollect Sharon: Good, Bad, Ugly, HumanThe Jewish Daily Forward.

Michael Oren, Sharon a warrior who sought peaceCNN.

Raja Shehadeh, Ariel Sharon’s Corrosive LegacyThe New Yorker.

Ronen Bergman, Ariel Sharon, the Ruthless Warrior Who Could Have Made PeaceThe New York Times.


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