Ariel Sharon walks past a portrait of slain Israeli cabinet minister Rehavam Zeevi, shot and killed by gunmen in Jerusalem in 2001. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)

Israeli News Program Pulls Back The Curtain On Beloved General’s Sordid Past

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Israel, a country founded on violence, mass expulsion and racism, has elevated a violent sexual predator and mafia associate to its national pantheon.