PHOTO ALBUM: The Life And Career Of Ariel Sharon (1928 – 2013)

PHOTO ALBUM: The Life And Career Of Ariel Sharon (1928 – 2013)

By Idoreyin Sampson | Sub-Editor on January 11, 2014
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Ariel Sharon looks up as his touches Judaism holiest site the Western Wall in Jerusalem (Picture: AP)

Isreali Prime Minister Ariel Sharon passed away today at the age of 85. We bring you his life in photos.

READ: BREAKING: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dead At 85

As a soldier, Sharon played an active role in some of Israel's most bloody conflicts - including the War of Independence - and rose swiftly through the ranks to become major general in the Israel Defence Forces. (Picture: EPA)
As a soldier, Sharon played an active role in some of Israel’s most bloody conflicts – including the War of Independence – and rose swiftly through the ranks to become major general in the Israel Defence Forces. (Picture: EPA)
A 1948 picture of Ariel Sharon holding a Sten gun as a young commander in the Alexandroni Brigade of the fledging Israeli army during the War of Independence (Picture: Ministry of Defense via Getty Images)
A 1948 picture of Ariel Sharon holding a Sten gun as a young commander in the Alexandroni Brigade of the fledging Israeli army during the War of Independence (Picture: Ministry of Defense via Getty Images)
In this 1955 handout from the Israeli Governmental Press Office, Ariel Sharon poses as a young paratroop officer (2nd L) with Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan (3rd L and other officers posing after an attack on the Kunteila police station in the Sinai Desert (Picture: Ministry of Defense via Getty Images)
In this 1955 handout from the Israeli Governmental Press Office, Ariel Sharon poses as a young paratroop officer (2nd L) with Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan (3rd L and other officers posing after an attack on the Kunteila police station in the Sinai Desert (Picture: Ministry of Defense via Getty Images)
In this 1955 handout from the Israeli Governmental Press Office, Ariel Sharon poses as a young paratroop officer (2nd L) with Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan (3rd L and other officers posing after an attack on the Kunteila police station in the Sinai Desert (Picture: Ministry of Defense via Getty Images)
In this 1955 handout from the Israeli Governmental Press Office, Ariel Sharon poses as a young paratroop officer (2nd L) with Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan (3rd L and other officers posing after an attack on the Kunteila police station in the Sinai Desert (Picture: Ministry of Defense via Getty Images)
Ariel Sharon is photographed in 1956 surround by fellow soldiers (Picture: Sipa/Rex Features)
Ariel Sharon is photographed in 1956 surround by fellow soldiers (Picture: Sipa/Rex Features)
Israeli army officer Ariel Sharon writes a note on the hood of a jeep before a military manoeuvre on the Mitla Pass during the 1956 Operation Kadesh in the Sinai Desert in Egypt (Picture: Ministry of Defense via Getty Images)
Israeli army officer Ariel Sharon writes a note on the hood of a jeep before a military manoeuvre on the Mitla Pass during the 1956 Operation Kadesh in the Sinai Desert in Egypt (Picture: Ministry of Defense via Getty Images)
A 1957 picture taken fromThe Forgotten Photographs: The Work of Paul Goldman from 1943-1961 by Spencer M. Partrich shows Lt. Colonel Ariel Sharon, commander of the paratrooper's brigade,speaking with soldiers. On his left is his deputy, Major Rafael Eytan (Picture: Art Israel, LLC. (Paul Goldman/KRT) )
A 1957 picture taken fromThe Forgotten Photographs: The Work of Paul Goldman from 1943-1961 by Spencer M. Partrich shows Lt. Colonel Ariel Sharon, commander of the paratrooper’s brigade,speaking with soldiers. On his left is his deputy, Major Rafael Eytan (Picture: Art Israel, LLC. (Paul Goldman/KRT) )
Ariel Sharon (R), recovering from a head injury, with Moshe Dayan on the western side of the Suez Canal in October 1973 (Picture: REUTERS/Israeli Defense Ministry)
Ariel Sharon (R), recovering from a head injury, with Moshe Dayan on the western side of the Suez Canal in October 1973 (Picture: REUTERS/Israeli Defense Ministry)
Ariel Sharon, then Israel's defence minister, talks with Israeli troops during a visit to east Beirut, Lebanon, in July 1982. Israel should have killed Yasser Arafat 20 years ago, while he was under Israeli siege in Beirut, Sharon said in an interview. Sharon was defence minister at the time, and led the push to drive Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization out of Lebanon. (Picture: AP)
Ariel Sharon, then Israel’s defence minister, talks with Israeli troops during a visit to east Beirut, Lebanon, in July 1982. Israel should have killed Yasser Arafat 20 years ago, while he was under Israeli siege in Beirut, Sharon said in an interview. Sharon was defence minister at the time, and led the push to drive Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization out of Lebanon. (Picture: AP)
In October 1998 Ariel Sharon (right) stands near but does not look at, or shake hands with, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at Wye Plantation, Maryland. Before becoming a candidate, Sharon proudly boasted he had never shaken hands with Arafat, and called the Palestinian leader a murderer and a liar in an interview with the New Yorker magazine. (Picture: AP)
In October 1998 Ariel Sharon (right) stands near but does not look at, or shake hands with, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at Wye Plantation, Maryland. Before becoming a candidate, Sharon proudly boasted he had never shaken hands with Arafat, and called the Palestinian leader a murderer and a liar in an interview with the New Yorker magazine. (Picture: AP)
Shimon Peres (4th R) and the then Israeli Industry and Trade Minister Ariel Sharon (2nd R) and Israeli Army officials watch the final stage of a large scale military manoeuvre in December 1985 (Picture: Reuters)
Shimon Peres (4th R) and the then Israeli Industry and Trade Minister Ariel Sharon (2nd R) and Israeli Army officials watch the final stage of a large scale military manoeuvre in December 1985 (Picture: Reuters)
Ariel Sharon talks with his Foreign Minister Shimon Peres during a cabinet meeting in April 2001 in Jerusalem (Picture: EPA)
Ariel Sharon talks with his Foreign Minister Shimon Peres during a cabinet meeting in April 2001 in Jerusalem (Picture: EPA)
Ariel Sharon looks through a pair of binoculars during a visit to a military camp near Tel Aviv in 2002 (Picture: REUTERS/Nir Elias)
Ariel Sharon looks through a pair of binoculars during a visit to a military camp near Tel Aviv in 2002 (Picture: REUTERS/Nir Elias)
Ariel Sharon greets British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw prior to their meeting in Tel Aviv in September 2001 (Picture: EPA/ODD ANDERSEN)
Ariel Sharon greets British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw prior to their meeting in Tel Aviv in September 2001 (Picture: EPA/ODD ANDERSEN)
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (left) shakes hands with Ariel Sharon while being watched by U.S. President George W. Bush after their closing statements to the media following their summit meeting at the Royal Palace in Aqaba, Jordan in 2003 (Picture: HUSSEIN MALLA/EPA)
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (left) shakes hands with Ariel Sharon while being watched by U.S. President George W. Bush after their closing statements to the media following their summit meeting at the Royal Palace in Aqaba, Jordan in 2003 (Picture: HUSSEIN MALLA/EPA)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2004 (Picture: AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2004 (Picture: AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Ariel Sharon with his son Omeri in the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem (Picture: Reuters)
Ariel Sharon with his son Omeri in the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem (Picture: Reuters)
Ariel Sharon looks up as his touches Judaism holiest site the Western Wall in Jerusalem (Picture: AP)
Ariel Sharon looks up as his touches Judaism holiest site the Western Wall in Jerusalem (Picture: AP)
Ariel Sharon, the former prime minister of Israel (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
Ariel Sharon, the former prime minister of Israel (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
Ariel Sharon, who was prime minister of Israel from 2001 until a stroke in 2006, has died. He was 85. (Picture: AP)
Ariel Sharon, who was prime minister of Israel from 2001 until a stroke in 2006, has died. He was 85. (Picture: AP)

(Hattip to Telegraph UK)



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