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12. januar 2014 - 14:31

Ariel Sharon (1928-2014)

Slagteren er død / The Butcher is dead

Ariel Sharon blev født 26. februar 1928  og døde 11. januar 2014, efter at have ligget i koma i 8 år. Han brugte hele sit voksne liv til at kæmpe for en jødisk stat både som militær leder og som politiker. Han var ansvarlig for adskillige massakrer på palæstinensere, bl.a. Qibya i 1953 og Sabra og Shatila i Libanon 1982. Som politisk leder var Sharon arkitekten bag apartheidmuren og bag tilbagetrækningen fra Gaza.

Ariel Sharon was born February 26, 1928 and died January 11, 2014, after having been in coma for 8 years. All his adult life, he fought for a Jewish state in Palestine, either as a millitary leader og as a politician. He was responsibel for severel massacres on Palestinians, among others in Qibya in 1953 and Sabra and Shatila in Libanon in 1982. As a political leader, he was the architect behind the Apartheid Wall and behind the withdrawal from Gaza.

Påbegyndt / Started 12. January 2014


Indhold / Contents

Ariel Sharon and the Qibya massacre



Dansk Ariel Sharon
Engelsk Ariel Sharon

Nekrologer / Obituaries:

På skandinavisk:

’Slagteren fra Beirut’ eller ’kong Arik’ af Israel. Af Lasse Ellegaard (, 13. januar 2014)
"Ariel Sharons karriere som soldat og politiker var præget af modsætninger – fra brutal gorilla i 1953 til anerkendt militærstrateg i 1973, fra international paria i 1982 til anerkendt statsmand i 2005. Derved spejlede han Israels unge historie og efterlader sig en mental arv, som også i dag præger den jødiske soldaterstat."

In English:

Ariel Sharon - War Is Peace. By David Edwards (Medialens, 22 January 2014)
"The 'mainstream media' - that curious collection of elite-run, profit-maximising business interests sometimes known as 'the free press' - performs a similar perceptual trick. In reviewing comparable crimes by the West and its official enemies, it is able to flick between perceiving virtue in 'our' criminality where only wickedness is found in 'theirs'."

Eulogies for a mass murderer. By Hadas Thier (, January 21, 2014)
"Never speak ill of the dead, goes the old saying. But as Noam Chomsky pointed out, to not speak ill of Ariel Sharon would be to take a vow of silence, as there is nothing else that could be said."

Ariel Sharon was a war criminal - not a peacemaker. By John Rose (Socialist Worker, Issue 2286, 14 January 2014)
"Ariel Sharon ... built his political career by killing Arabs. Every Palestinian knows this. But this week we have been fed a ludicrous media diet that Sharon had somehow become a 'pragmatist', even a 'peacemaker'."

Ariel Sharon, war criminal (February 26, 1928-January 11, 2014). By Jean Shaoul (World Socialist Web Site, 13 January 2014)
"He is a war criminal whose life has been marked by a series of atrocities perpetrated against the Palestinian people and Israel’s Arab neighbours ... Sharon may be dead, but his bitter legacy lives on. It is embodied in the policies of Israel’s political establishment."

Ariel Sharon: Death of a butcher. By John Molyneux (, January 12, 2014)
"Perhaps the best way socialists can mark his death is with the cry that ‘In our thousands and our millions, we are all Palestinians!’."

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On Ariel Sharon: the atrocity of imperialism. By Zak Drabczyk (Anti-imperialism, January 12, 2014)
"Truth being that the march of capitalist-imperialism can and will continue without the presence of these infamous functionaries. In this case, imperialist forces still occupy the lands of Palestinians on behalf of their settlerist masters, even without the being of Sharon."

Ariel Sharon: Peacemaker, hero ... and butcher. By Robert Fisk (The Independent, 12 January 2014)
"He was respected in his eight years of near-death, with no sacrilegious cartoons to damage his reputation; and he will, be assured, receive the funeral of a hero and a peacemaker. Thus do we remake history."

Sharon: didn't' stop at red, but knew where he wanted to go. By Michel Warschawski (Alternative Information Center (AIC), 12 January 2014)
"Thus, long before the Oslo process, Sharon proposed the creation of cantons in the order to get rid of the Palestinians and thus preserve the Jewish character of Israel demographically in a state that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Jordan. A vision, a goal and a strategy underlie this so-called Sharon Project: it is far from military brute strength, and this is why the former prime minister-general was so dangerous."

The legacy of Ariel 'the bulldozer' Sharon. By Jonathan Cook (Aljazeera, 11 January 2014)
"... Sharon created Israel's modern "military norms" through his founding of a secretive "retribution squad", named Unit 101, that operated through the 1950s and 1960s. In Israel's early years, Unit 101 carried out reprisals against Palestinian fighters across the armistice lines, in an attempt to deter future enemy raids into Israeli territory. In practice, however, the price was paid as much by civilians as fighters."

Ariel Sharon: Enemy of peace. By Yousef Munayye (Aljazeera, 11 January 2014)
"Sharon's legacy is one of wanton destruction not just of Palestinian homes and lives, but of the peace process itself." Yousef Munayye is director of The Jerusalem Fund.

The architecture of Ariel Sharon. By Eyal Weizman (Aljazeera, 11 Jananuary 2014)
"Sharon was a central figure in the making of the architecture of occupation, composed of the combined structure of outposts, settlements, military bases and the tunnels and bridges of ethnically divided roadways."

How Ariel Sharon shaped Israel’s destiny. By Max Blumenthal (The Nation, January 11, 2014)
"In a bloody career that spanned decades, he destroyed entire cities and presided over the killing of countless civilians."

Ingen respekt til Ariel Sharon, (1928 - 2014) (Socialistisk Arbejderavis, Facebookside, 11. januar 2014)"
I Sharons tilfælde taler vi om en mand, der brugte sit liv på racisme, krig og statsvold. Sharon brændte gennem hele sit liv (indtil han i 2006 gled ind i koma) for zionismen, en nationalistisk kærlighed, der fik brændstof af hans had til arabere - som døde og led for hans hånd gennem årtier.

Ariel Sharon, the "Butcher of Beirut," is dead. By Marc Abizeid (Al-Akhbar, January 11, 2014)
"Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, whose legacy includes the killing of tens of thousands of Arabs over his six-decade military and political career, is dead."

Sabra-Shatila residents rejoice over Sharon's death. (Al-Akhbar, January 11, 2014)
"Perhaps unsurprisingly, survivors showed little sympathy when they heard of the Israeli commander-cum-politician's passing after eight years in a coma."

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85. By Dimi Reider (+972, January 11, 2014)
"Sharon made the most of the post-9/11 political map by casting Israel as the United States’ greatest ally and foremost ally in the ‘War on Terror.’"

Sharon's Legacy Includes Massacres of Palestinians and Lebanese - Part 1 (The Real News Network, January 11, 2014)
Hever: Sharon Symbolized the Darkest Aspects of Israeli Society and Zionism - Part 2 (The Real News Network, January 11, 2014)
"Interview with Shir Hever. He is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, AIC in Jerusalem."

The immense cruelty of Ariel Sharon. By David Cronin (, 01/09/2014)
"To those who still think that Sharon really was readying himself for a historic compromise, I say two words: “the wall.” It was he who approved the construction of that monstrosity which was explicitly designed to strengthen Israel’s grip on the West Bank."
Mainstream Media. By Latiff 2014

Ældre artikler / Older Articles

Ariel Sharon's last victory. By Michel Warchawski (International Viewpoint, Issue 375, February 2006)
"Hamas’s decisive victory in the unquestionably democratic elections held in the Palestinian occupied territories is the result of many factors. However, above all else, it is a great victory for Ariel Sharon’s policy."

Ariel Sharon: war criminal. By Hadas Thier (International Socialist Review, Issue 17, April-May 2001)
"Ariel Sharon, nicknamed 'The Bulldozer' for his prererence for clearing Palestinians off their land, has one of the most extensive and brutal records of war crimes, spanning more than 50 years."

Sharon the Terrorist: A career drafted in blood. By  By Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn (CounterPunch, January 17-19, 2014)
"On the eve of the fateful Israeli elections in 2001, Alex and I wrote a long profile of the vicious, sinister career of Ariel Sharon. In the wake of Sharon’s death, I revamped the essay as a corrective to the drooling eulogies which have gone so far as to label him an 'Israeli Moses'. - JSC."


Se også links på Modkraft / See also links on Modkraft:

Om Palæstina/Israel / On Palestine/Israel  (Linkbox af Modkraft Biblioteket/Collectons of links by Modkraft Library )
Den anden intifada: al-Aqsa opstanden i Palæstina  / The Second Intifada: al-Aqsa rebellion in Palestine (Linkbox af/by Modkraft Biblioteket)
Tidslinjen 16. september 1982 (Modkraft Biblioteket) / The Timeline september 16, 1982. On Sabra & Shatila and the Kahan Commission.

Sabra and Shatila, 1982



""Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial."
-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 25 March, 2001 quoted in BBC News Online

"It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands."
-- Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.

"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many (Palestinian) hilltops as they can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now will stay ours...Everything we don't grab will go to them."
-- Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of the Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.

Ariel Sharon: Not "Controversial"



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