Ariel Sharon

The Periscope’s Obstructed Vision

Since almost the beginning of the current clashes between Israelis and Palestinians, Palestinian sympathizers have characterized Ariel Sharon's visit to the contested Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif holy site as tantamount to an act of war. But Newsweek goes even further than this position in the Periscope section of the Dec. 25-Jan. 21, 2000 issue, in which a photo of Ariel Sharon praying by the Western Wall (NOT the Temple Mount) is labeled: "Sharon's visit to disputed area touched off a war."