Ariel Sharon was a man who embodied Jewish strength, who devoted his life to serving the State of Israel.
Sharon defended the country valiantly during many of the country’s most difficult battles, and was determined to do whatever he felt was best for the security of Israel, and the Jewish people.
A strong Israel means a strong America, and indeed Sharon felt strong about a Judea-Christian alliance against fundamentalist Muslims.
Now that he is no longer in this world, much will be spoken of his legacy — inside and outside of Israel, the man received strong reactions.
The entire Jewish people must stand up and say Thank You, Ariel Sharon for all you have done. Thank you General Sharon for protecting the State of Israel.
The man oozed a love for Zionism and Israel – he was known as the "bulldozer" and at one point in his life, rightfully urged Israelis to "move, run, grab more hills, expand the territory" knowing, as has proven true today, that "everything that's grabbed will be in our hands. Everything we don't grab will be in their hands."
While many (myself included) disagreed with his decision to remove Jews from Gaza, the man was a Jewish hero and lifelong patriot. He was sabra-hard and prickly on the outside, but soft on the inside.
The man was a Jewish hero, of whom "Arik, Melech Yisrael!" ("Arik, King of Israel!") was chanted for so many years by hundreds of thousands of Israelis at mass rallies.
He was the quintessential tough Jew, and when he spoke, the world listened. Who can ever forget the picture of Ariel Sharon with a bandage on his head, leading troops during the 1973 War? As he said, when he rightfully went to the Temple Mount, “"The Temple Mount is in our hands and will remain in our hands. It is the holiest site in Judaism and it is the right of every Jew to visit the Temple Mount."
One of his most famous quotes continues to resonate throughout the country, “As one who fought in all of Israel’s wars, and learned from personal experience that without proper force, we do not have a chance of surviving in this region, which does not show mercy towards the weak.”
Throughout his life, his love for the land of Israel and the Jewish people defined him. May the Almighty comfort his family by the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Alav HaShalom — may he rest in peace.
Thank you Ariel Sharon.
Ronn Torossian is one of America’s foremost Public Relations executives as founder/CEO of 5WPR, a leading independent PR Agency. The firm was honored as PR Firm of the Year by The American Business Awards, and has been named to the Inc. 500 List. Torossian is author of the best-selling "For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations." For more of Ronn Torossian's reports, Go Here Now.
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