Skip to comments.Online Memorial Condolence Site Created for Israel PM, War Hero Ariel Sharon
Posted on 01/13/2014 4:08:37 PM PST by IsraelBeach
Memorial Condolence Page Created for Israel PM, War Hero Ariel Sharon
By Karen Levy
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem January 13, 2014 ... An interactive, online condolence Website has been created by the Israel News Agency and JewishPr.co for Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
The Ariel Sharon Condolence Page is being hosted by Facebook and within 24 hours has already attracted over 2,000 condolences from around the globe.
"Ariel Sharon, was not just an Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister," says Joel Leyden, creator of the condolence site.
"Sharon was and is a Jewish hero whose life illustrated a dedication to Israel's defense and very survival. He served in the War of Independence, the Six Day War, the Yom Kippur War and the Lebanon War. It was through Sharon's wisdom and creative leadership that his forces surrounded the Egyptian army outside of Cairo in 1973. If not for Ariel Sharon, there might not be an Israel today."
Joel Leyden created the first condolence Website on the Internet back in 1995 for Israel Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and has today recruited a few friends to honor the memory of Ariel Sharon.
"In 1995, we were just a few weeks away from launching Israel's first Website - NetKing - when we heard that Yitzhak Rabin had been assassinated. We decided to use the tools and staff we had available to honor Rabin. It was a huge and historic success, one for which we are now attempting to create for another Israeli hero. There was no social media, no Facebook back in 1995. This condolence site for Sharon on Facebook contains a wide variety of features that a Website could not even come close to - including being able to network, share updates, photos and graphics instantly with nearly a billion members."
The Ariel Sharon Condolence page, a private, non-profit entity, consists of dozens of photos and letters illustrating Ariel Sharon's life as a soldier, politician, statesman, friend and family member.
The page is open to the global public to enter words of remembrance and respect for the Sharon family and the people of Israel. A sister Website outside of Facebook is now being developed.
"As Jews, as Israeli solders, we promise that the memory of IDF Major General Ariel Sharon, identity number 38166, will not be forgotten."
I hope it’s moderated.
Why was Mandela mourned more than Sharon? Makes zero sense.
Mandela killed enemies of his ideology.
Sharon killed enemies of his people.
Is there a place for Obama to post selfies?