Dual war: The legacy of Ariel Sharon

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Abstract

While he served as Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon conducted a dual war, against the Palestinians and against all but the wealthiest Israelis. This dual war made Sharon very popular in Israel, and ensured the success of his party, Kadima, in the general elections. Sharon's successor, Ehud Olmert, promised he would carry out Sharon's plan to remove small Jewish settlements from parts of the West Bank, in order to make Israel's control over this territory more cost effective. But no more than half of the delegates in the newly elected Knesset will support this 'disengagement' plan, so it is not likely to be carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
JournalCritique
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Disengagement
  • Israel
  • Kadima
  • Olmert
  • Palestinians
  • Sharon

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