The 11th prime minister of Israel had been in a permanent vegetative state after suffering a stroke in January 2006. He died Jan. 11 at age 85.
Oct. 28, 1955 Ariel Sharon, standing second left, poses with military commanders. Mr. Sharon fought or commanded forces in every one of Israel’s military conflicts for more than half a century, beginning with its 1948 independence war, and was author of the ill-fated 1982 invasion of Lebanon. AP Buy Photo