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Just four months after his victories in the Sinai Peninsula, Sharon was in his house and his son, Gur, was out back playing with a friend. Suddenly, Sharon heard a shot fired; he dashed to the back and found his son mortally wounded. The two boys 51 52 ariel sharon had taken one of Sharon’s own rifles from the house and took turns playfully aiming it at one another. The gun had gone off, killing Gur. Sharon lost his beloved son at the age of 11. Losing Gali in 1962 had been bad enough, but losing his son, at such a young age, was simply devastating.
Things changed when Israel and Egypt agreed to peace in 1979, however. To keep the peace, the United States agreed to supply Egypt with financial and military aid second only to that which they provided to Israel. By about 1980, the USSR had been edged out of the Middle East competition, with Syria its only remaining client state. INTERLUDE Soon after the 1956 war, Sharon experienced several life-changing events. On December 27, 1956, his wife, Gali, gave birth to their son, Gur. The couple had been trying to conceive for some time and had nearly given up hope.
Begin had been a terrorist in the 1940s; men under his leadership had blown up Jerusalem’s King David Hotel in 1946 to force the British out of Palestine. If ever there was a hard-liner, it was Begin. Just as the hard-liner Richard Nixon was able to establish American diplomatic relations with Communist China, the former terrorist Begin was able to start a peace process with Egypt. Within four months of coming into office, Begin had established a long-distance relationship with Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, and the world was amazed when Sadat flew to Jerusalem in November 1977.