Ariel Sharon dies at 85: Former Israeli prime minister epitomized country’s warrior past

By Glenn Frankel, January 11, 2014

Ariel Sharon, a monumental figure in Israel’s modern history who epitomized the country’s warrior past even as he sought to become the architect of a peaceful future, died Jan. 11 of organ failure eight years after a massive stroke left him in a vegetative state at the height of his political power.

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