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On the passing of Ariel Sharon

On the passing of Ariel Sharon

13 January 2014

Nina Bassat AM, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has made a statement on the passing of Ariel Sharon z”l: “Like so many great statesmen, Ariel Sharon was loved and revered by many and criticised by some.

As a brilliant military man, he achieved hero-like status. At the same time, he was a visionary who understood the need for difficult pragmatic decisions in order to achieve peace and security, as evidenced by his endorsement of the military withdrawal from the Sinai and his difficult decision to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza.

His decisions, both military and political, were invariably based on a passionate love for Israel and in the final analysis, this will be his memorial.”

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