Ariel Sharon – A life in pictures

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 The key events in the life of one of Israel’s greatest political and military leaders. Ariel Sharon 1928-2014

 

From general to political leader

General Sharon with then-Prime Minister Golda Meir in Sinai, Egypt. Yom Kippur War. 1973 (Photo: GPO)
General Sharon with then-Prime Minister Golda Meir in Sinai, Egypt. Yom Kippur War. 1973 (Photo: GPO)
Sharon with then-Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. West of Suez Canal. Yom Kippur War 1973. (Photo: Bamahane, Abraham Vered)
Sharon with then-Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. West of Suez Canal. Yom Kippur War 1973. (Photo: Bamahane, Abraham Vered)
Sharon with Rabin and Yekutiel Adam. 1976. (Photo: Moshe Milner, GPO)
Sharon with Rabin and Yekutiel Adam. 1976. (Photo: Moshe Milner, GPO)
Sharon appointed to defense minister. 1981 (Photo: Shalom Bar Tal)
Sharon appointed to defense minister. 1981 (Photo: Shalom Bar Tal)
Then Defense Minister Sharon with Prime Minister Begin at Bufour outpost, Lebanon (Photo: IDF)
Then Defense Minister Sharon with Prime Minister Begin at Bufour outpost, Lebanon (Photo: IDF)
Sharon with slain PM-Rabin (Photo: Defense Ministry)
Sharon with slain PM-Rabin (Photo: Defense Ministry)
Sharon on Suez Canal. 1982 (Photo: Mose Milner, GPO)
Sharon on Suez Canal. 1982 (Photo: Mose Milner, GPO)
Sharon with wife Lily at an Air Force base.1982 (Photo: Baruch Rimon, GPO)
Sharon with wife Lily at an Air Force base.1982 (Photo: Baruch Rimon, GPO)
Sharon at Knesset Plenum. 1985 (Photo: Nati Harnik, GPO)
Sharon at Knesset Plenum. 1985 (Photo: Nati Harnik, GPO)
Sharon addresses Likud. 1986 (Photo: Shalom Bar Tal)
Sharon addresses Likud. 1986 (Photo: Shalom Bar Tal)
Sharon on his farm in the northern Negev (Photo: Yossi Rot)
Sharon on his farm in the northern Negev (Photo: Yossi Rot)
Sharon on his farm (Photo: Michael Kremer)
Sharon on his farm (Photo: Michael Kremer)
Sharon with Palestinian President Abbas. 2003 (Photo: Reuters)
Sharon with Palestinian President Abbas. 2003 (Photo: Reuters)
Sharon at Hanukkah ceremony (Photo: Flash 90)
Sharon at Hanukkah ceremony (Photo: Flash 90)
Sharon addresses cabinet as PM. 2005 (Photo: AP)
Sharon addresses cabinet as PM. 2005 (Photo: AP)
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