And so here we would normally do our usual in passing bit: posting a pic of Sharon, probably something snapped at one of his grimmer moments (as befitting his history); offer up a quip/quote that summarized Sharon’s character; perhaps add video footage to counterpoint a common perception of the man.
But Sharon died just over eight years ago so we missed that opportunity.
We would note, however, an Ariel Sharon Park will be built just outside of Tel Aviv.
The park is being constructed on top of an old garbage dump. The dump covers an old Palestinian village. The people of the Palestine village? Either run off during the conflagration of 1948 or killed.
The park’s location seems aptly ironic.