Photo Essays

Born Under Fire: The Dawn of Israel, 1948

[Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died on Sunday, January 11, 2014. He was 85 years old and had been in a coma for eight years. Here, LIFE.com recalls...

Heritage Sites of Palestine

Now that Palestine has been accepted as a member of UNESCO, the U.N.'s cultural organization, could these historic sites win World Heritage status and be counted...