Ariel Sharon

NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports on Ariel Sharon's bid to become Israel's next prime minister. Perhaps the most controversial figure in Israeli politics, Sharon is hailed by supporters as a war hero, and vilified by critics as a war criminal.



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