Why Ariel Sharon Thanked Scooter Libby

At a critical juncture in the early 2000s, the White House adviser helped repair a fraying U.S.-Israel relationship.

Former White House adviser Scooter Libby in 2007. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta.

Former White House adviser Scooter Libby in 2007. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta.

Observation
May 6 2015
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Arie Genger, a businessman and political adviser, served as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s private emissary to the White House.

On January 3, 2006, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel did something he had been meaning to do for a long time. Sitting in his office on the eve of his hospitalization for surgery, he picked up a copy of his autobiography, Warrior, and inscribed this message:

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