Israeli President Shimon Peres this morning called former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (1928-2014) one of Israel's "great protectors," describing him as a man who "knew no fear" and as "a brave soldier and a daring leader who loved his nation." Sharon reshaped Israel's political and military landscape, and - when he tragically suffered a stroke and slipped into a coma in January 2006 - was making diplomatic moves to shape the country's final borders and provide breathing room for a Palestinian state.
Join The Israel Project today, Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. EST for an on-the-record conference call with former Sharon advisor Dov Weissglass describing not just Sharon's life, but also his legacy - and how it still influences Israel's life and policies.
About The Speaker
Dov Weissglass is an Israeli lawyer and business man who served as the public face for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in the early 2000s, specifically during the 2004 withdrawal negotiations. He also served as the diplomatic delegate for negotiating with U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Weissglass' business firm, Weissglass-Almagor, invests heavily in both Israeli and Palestinian industry.