Sharon a warrior who sought peace

Editor’s Note: Michael Oren is the former Israeli ambassador to the United States. His books include “Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present.”

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Michael Oren: Ariel Sharon, who died today, had pivotal, enduring effect on Israel

He says as an Israeli warrior, he led troops in Six Day War, Yom Kippur War, gained fame

He says in political career, he opposed peace, eventually pivoting toward it