A concept has been created: “Sharon’s inheritance”, a concept that succeeds “Rabin’s inheritance” and equally isolated from the real person. Such a concept makes out of Sharon a singer for peace and withdrawal. Sharon is probably the most influential leader since Ben Gurión, but he has also been the cause for a lot of security and political problems that Israel has to face. The new Sharon, who has won the admiration of part of the Israeli population and the world in the twilight of his life, only corrected some problems he had caused himself.
Sharon is, in fact, responsible for the colonization project, strengthening of Hamas and emergence of the Hezbollah as a threatening factor in Lebanon. He later recognized some of his mistakes, but since he remained loyal to his representations regarding the Arabs, he did not have any opportunity to make peace with them.
The old Sharon started a useless war against Lebanon and refused to help Jordan. The new Sharon ignored the Palestinians and did not try to make peace with them. Sharon’s inheritance will be the withdrawal from Gaza Strip, not the operation against Jenin in 2002 or punitive incursions of 1953. Remember that while Sharon tried to repair some of the damages caused by colonialism, he marginalized the Palestinian Authority and, therefore, strengthened Hamas. He also triggered the Iranian threat.

Ha&8217;aretz (Israel)
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The blind love of the people”, by Gideon Levy, Ha’aretz, January 9, 2006.