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Audio: The Death and Controversial Legacy of Ariel Sharon


They called him a 'bulldozer' and a hero. Many say he ended up being a disaster.
1/13/2014, 10:40 AM

A7 Radio's "News & Call-In with Tamar Yonah" with Tamar Yonah
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Ariel Sharon has passed away at the age of 85 years old.  He was in a vegetative state for 8 years prior to his passing.  Now that he is gone, what will his legacy be?  He was a man of great strengths, a 'Lion' some called him.  He was a war hero, builder of homes, and a power that put others to shame. 
They called him a 'bulldozer' and a hero, but towards the end of his political career, he had expelled thousands of innocent people from their homes in the unilateral withdrawal of Gush Katif which made him in the eyes of many, a disaster.
 
On this show, we interview guests Mordechai ben Menachem and Mike Cohen who fought under Ariel Sharon, and share personal stories of Sharon that you won't read in any books! 
 
Also, our weekly guest Shifra Hoffman joins us and talks about the illegal African immigrants in Israel, and we also cover the latest in the Arab press with Islamic expert I.Q. Al Rassooli . He shares with us some of the headlines in Arab publications on what the Arabs saying about Ariel Sharon. 
 
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Ariel Sharon. Credit: Flash90.

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Tamar Yonah is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor.  Her father survived the Nazi brutalities and after liberation, made his way to the shores of the British Palestine Mandate, where again fighting for his survival, fought in Israel's war of Independence. This made a great impression on her life and she too has been fighting for Israel by serving in the Israeli army & air force, and afterwards by becoming an activist for Israel and the Jewish nation.  She has been a vocal beacon of light since beginning a prolific career in radio. She hosts The Tamar Yonah Show - Israel's most popular English language radio talk show.  She also writes a biting and sometimes humorous, award winning blog that discusses current events, religion and politics. www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/3#   You can email Tamar at:  Tamar@IsraelNationalRadio.com
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