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Sharon had always done hard physical work, and he enjoyed bossing his workers on the ranch. At 46, he seemed like he was truly retired. But the appearance was deceptive. YITZHAK RABIN Born in Jerusalem in 1922, Rabin was six years older than Sharon. The two men had many similar experiences in life, with one major exception. Sharon grew up on a farm, whereas throughout his life Rabin was an urbanite. Rabin was a shining example of the new sabra mentality in early Israel. Handsome and light on his feet, he could have been something of an idol in his youth, but he was too shy to capitalize on his good looks.
Surprised that his father could pay attention to fruit and trees on a day like this, Sharon asked about it and was reprimanded in reply, “In days of confusion like this everyone should do his best in his own little corner. Do you think this is the time to cry and weep? ” He recounted the conversation in his autobiography Warrior. Again, Sharon was struck by his father’s stubbornness, but he was about to demonstrate some stubbornness of his own. DAVID BEN-GURION David Ben-Gurion was one of the most charismatic—and maddening—of all twentieth-century leaders.
His black eye patch became Dayan’s trademark. commando and paratrooper endurance to the point where they became superbly conditioned. Around this time, Sharon received a new commanding officer, Moshe Dayan. Dayan was on his way to becoming the most celebrated of all Israeli military leaders. He saw great qualities in Sharon— strength and willingness to take risks—and he encouraged them. In 1954, Dayan merged Commando Unit 101 with the small group of Israeli paratroopers. Together, the reformed unit became Commando 202.
Ariel Sharon (Major World Leaders) by Richard Worth