WorldViews: The one quote to make sense of Ariel Sharon and his legacy

By Max Fisher, January 13, 2014

There's probably no issue in the world more contentious, or more heavily litigated, than the Israel-Palestine conflict. That has all come out with the death this weekend of Ariel Sharon, whose long career in Israeli politics included five years as prime minister, from 2001 to 2006. Sharon's legacy, like his country and the conflict it is still engaged in, is treated with something much more complicated than mere controversy. The debate around his life and actions has been, and will long continue to be, polemical.

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