Ariel Sharon (Hebrew: אריאל שרון), a member of the Likud party, has served as Israeli Prime Minister in the Knesset since 2001. "He has formerly served as Foreign Minister, National Infrastructure Minister, Housing Minister, Defence Minister and Agriculture Minister. A former Major General, he led Israel's daring crossing of the Suez Canal that surrounded and defeated the Egyptian army in the 1973 Yom Kippur War." 
According to the Political Friendster, President George W. Bush is counted as one of Sharon's "friends" because "Israel is the sole Ally of the US in the Middle East." The late Yassir Arafat is also counted as a "friend" as "Sharon and Arafat lead the opposing sides of the Middle-East debate." 
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Ariel Sharon, US News.com, last updated June 14, 2001.
- Neil Lazurus (and Steven Klein), Ariel Sharon (1928-). Israel's 11th Prime Minister 2001- , Department for Jewish-Zionist Education, The Jewish Agency for Israel, updated November 2002.
- Timeline of Ariel Sharon's Career (1928-2000), AP, posted January 16, 2003, by Fox News.
- Profile: Ariel Sharon, BBC, May 3, 2004: "Ariel Sharon has a thick skin and is proud of it. He does not care who loves or hates him - be they Israelis or Arabs."
- Ariel Sharon in The Electronic Intifada, accessed June 8, 2005.
- Ariel Sharon, Jewish Virtual Library, accessed June 8, 2005.
- Ariel Sharon in the Encyclopedia of the Orient, accessed June 8, 2005.
- Ariel Sharon, knesset.gov.il, accessed June 8, 2005.
- Ariel Sharon in the Wikipedia.
Links to News & Headlines
- Ariel Sharon, Lexis Nexis, accessed June 8, 2005.
- Ariel Sharon News links at ariel-sharon-news.newslib.com, accessed June 8, 2005.
- Ariel Sharon News links at ariel-sharon.political-news.org, accessed June 8, 2005.
- Ariel Sharon, The Nation, accessed June 8, 2005.
- Ariel Sharon news links, Jurist, University of Pittsburgh School of Law website, accessed June 8, 2005.
- Ariel Sharon news links, NET NDX.com, accessed, June 8, 2005.
Articles by Ariel Sharon
- Recent Articles by Ariel Sharon (1995-2000); links posted on the Freeman Center for Strategic Studies website.
Articles & Commentary
- Flore de Préneuf, "'The Bulldozer'. How Ariel Sharon plowed his way back onto the bloody stage of Mideast politics," Salon, October 17, 2000.
- Jason Burke, "From butcher to 'Lion' to Prime Minister of Israel. Fifty years ago Ariel Sharon terrorised a Palestinian village. Now he will lead Israel. In Qibya Jason Burke unravels his past," Guardian/UK, February 4, 2001.
- ICEJ News Special Report: Israel Turns to Sharon: A Veteran of War and Peace" (Part 1), posted at hebroots.org, February 5, 2001.
- Justin Raimondo, "Who is Ariel Sharon? The Rise of Israeli Anti-Americanism," Media Monitors Network, February 5, 2001.
- Robert Fisk, "The Legacy of Ariel Sharon," The Independent, February 6, 2001.
- "Return of the Terrorist. The Crimes of Ariel Sharon," Counter Punch, February 7, 2001.
- Tony Karon, "Ariel Sharon," TIME, February 9, 2001: "If you told anyone in the Middle East a year ago that Israel's most feared hawk would be voted in as prime minister, they'd have laughed."
- "Ariel Sharon" (Part I), New Internationalist magazine, May 2001.
- Dr. Ben Alofs, "Why Sharon is a War Criminal. An eye-witness report of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre," Media Monitors Network, June 6, 2001.
- "Israel: Sharon Investigation Urged," Human Rights Watch, June 23, 2001.
- "Hobeika taped 'evidence' against Sharon before assassination: Beirut press," Agence France Presse (posted at indictsharon.net), January 25, 2002.
- Yael Paz-Melamed, Ma’ariv (centrist), "The Israeli Elections and the Corruption Allegations Facing Ariel Sharon. Israel: As If Nothing Had Happened," WorldPress.org, January 9, 2003.
- Eric Umansky, "A Sary Situation," Slate, May 27, 2003.
- Cal Thomas, "Tea with Ariel Sharon," TownHall.com, October 14, 2003.
- "Ariel Sharon’s Unfunny Gaza Plan," DEBKAfile, February 4, 2004.
- Matt Rees, "Sharon's Endgame. Israel's hard-line Prime Minister shocks everyone by saying he might pull all Jews out of Gaza," TIME (Europe), February 9, 2004.
- "Sharon attempts to regroup after defeat. Plan voted down; Sharon consults on next move," CNN, March 24, 2004.
- Abraham Rabinovitch, "The reinvention of Ariel Sharon," The New Leader, May 2004.
- Michael Matza, "Sharon's Gaza stand impresses even foes," The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 16, 2004.
- "Israel to lift curbs before vote," BBC, December 26, 2004: "Israel has approved measures it says are aimed at ensuring that next month's Palestinian election goes smoothly. ... Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said the whole world had to see that Israel would allow a free and fair poll."