I just read this article where it was published in Israel. Among the contents of the article are:-
"Anwar Ibrahim, the former Vice President of Malaysia was jailed and tortured by the Malaysian regime for fighting for democracy and human rights. Anwar Ibrahim is a religious Muslim and an expert on Islam and democracy. I had the pleasure of meeting Anwar twice during November 2005 and spending some time with him. I asked Anwar Ibrahim what should the Palestinian Authority do with Hamas and should Hamas be allowed to participate in the coming elections. Anwar Ibrahim was decisive and more than explicit – he said that a pre-condition for any party to participate in democratic elections must be to disarm. Armed militia or parties should not be allowed to participate in a democratic process because it makes a mockery of democracy and the notion of freedom. Sharon would have liked that answer and would have agreed 100% with Anwar Ibrahim, who if he was a Palestinian could have been a partner for negotiations in Sharon’s view. Mahmoud Abbas, while seen by Sharon as a gentleman and much more likable than Arafat, has still not risen to the position of being considered a partner. Sharon had no intention of negotiating with Abbas. Sharon had no intention of leading a negotiated peace process with the Palestinians at this time".
"It is really sad that Sharon is not witness to the overwhelming outpouring of good wishes that he is receiving from all over the country and the world. Sharon was one of the most hated politicians in the last decades both in Israel, the region and around the world. He is now regarded as a great statesman and leader. He certainly gained my respect for what he did this past year. His history will not be forgotten but he did leave the political arena with a different legacy – one that has brought new hope to the region"
p/s: Harap Anwar tidak seperti yang digambarkan oleh penulis tersebut.