This is Ligonier's friendly neighborhood blog and an attempt to recapture our lively opinionated debates in a free speech zone.

Please join our conversations. Contributors welcome.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ariel Sharon RIP

Pictured here with Moshe Dayen in 1967. Sharon was a brave leader, not afraid to use simply shocking tactics such as crossing the Suez Canal and fighting back Egyptian forces on their own soil during the 1967 war and in 2000 walking purposefully into the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

I love that he defended Israel by demonstrating to the opposition that Israel could take them out anytime they wanted to but by choice, Israel stopped short of annihilation and always sought a peaceful settlement with the aggressors.