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Booknotes with Ariel Sharon, "Warrior: An Autobiography"

Ariel Sharon

About the Program

Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel, discussed his autobiography, "Warrior" on Booknotes in 1989. "Warrior" chronicles Mr. Sharon’s life from his childhood, as the son of parents who worked on a collective farm, to his enlistment at age 14 in the Haganah, the underground military organization. His enlistment in the Haganah marked the beginning of his military career. The autobiography ends with Mr. Sharon’s resignation as Minister of Defense following a government commission’s conclusion that he was indirectly responsible for the September 1982 massacre of Palestinians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Mr. Sharon also shared some information about his personal life.

Ariel Sharon died on January 11, 2014, at the age of 85.

About the Authors

Ariel Sharon

In a special election held February 6, 2001, Ariel Sharon defeated incumbent Ehud Barak and became Prime Minister of Israel. He became chairman of Israel's Likud party following the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu in May of 1999. He was Security Adviser to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and also served as Foreign Minister, National Infrastructure Minister, Housing Minister, Defense Minister and Agriculture Minister. A former Major General, he led Israel's army in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Ariel Sharon died on January 11, 2014, at the age of 85.


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