Ariel Sharon 1928-2014

Israel's President Shimon Peres lays a wreath next to the coffin of late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday at the Knesset plaza, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.
Israel's President Shimon Peres lays a wreath next to the coffin of late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday at the Knesset plaza, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85. Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo

Israel's President Shimon Peres lays a wreath next to the coffin of late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday at the Knesset plaza, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.

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