Remembering the Life and Legacy of Ariel Sharon
World leaders will gather on Monday to remember former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He died on Saturday at the age of 85 after suffering from a stroke and falling into a coma in 2006.
In a 2003 interview, Sharon said, “There is one thing that I would like to do, and that’s to bring security and peace to the Jewish people.”
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, executive vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis, spoke to Harris Faulkner on last night’s Fox Report about Sharon’s legacy.
He said, “Ariel Sharon taught us, as Jews, to be proud. You know, we often remember [the Holocaust.] We remember being victims. And he said it’s not enough, you have to be proud of your victories. And that’s why on the Jewish calendar we have Holocaust Memorial Day but we also have Israel Independence Day.”