Ariel Sharon: 1928-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Ariel Sharon

2/26/1928 - 1/11/2014

 

Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel, died earlier today (January 11th, 2014) at the age of 85 near Tel Aviv. Sharon served as a political and military leader in Israel for half a century, including appointments as the Minister of Defense, Industry, Housing and Construction, Energy and Water Resources, and Foreign Affairs. He then served as Prime Minister from March 2001 through April 2006, until suffering a stroke which left him in a coma for the