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Video: British perspectives on Ariel Sharon’s legacy

Interview with cable and web news network JN1 on how Britain views Ariel Sharon’s legacy.

Broadcast 16/1/14

“Sharon fought in 1948 when Israel became a state and earned its independence and again in 1967 during the Six-Day War and 1973 during the Yom Kippur War. His desire to put Israel’s security first was not popular among some sections of Parliament. He and Tony Blair, who was power here when Sharon was in power in Israel, were not natural bedfellows, so there was a lot of friction at the time. Sharon put up a security barrier, which played poorly in the House of Commons. Sharon was one of the last of a dying breed. There is only one remaining founding father of the Israeli state, President Shimon Peres.”

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