He held to the idea that the Jewish people, so often victims of injustice and persecution, should have a state where they could be independent and free. Think good or ill of Arik Sharon, agree or disagree with him, but that calling - a noble one - was plain and unalloyed.
Arabs may have the oil, but we have the matches.Ariel Sharon
Ariel Sharon is a man of peace.Ariel Sharon
A bellicose man who seemed to be chomping at the bit to start a war.Ariel Sharon
If I know Arik [Ariel Sharon's nickname], he'll head straight for Cairo and try to get votes for Likud.Ariel Sharon
He was a giant on this land.Ariel Sharon
I didn't always agree with Arik, and he didn't always agree with me. But he was one of the big warriors for the nation of Israel.Ariel Sharon