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'King of Israel,' Ariel Sharon, Dead at 85
Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 08:17 AM | Jim Meyers and Martin Gould

Posted on 01/11/2014 9:02:15 AM PST by robowombat

Ariel Sharon — the military hero and prime minister who was among the most controversial figures in the history of Israel — has died, eight years after the massive stroke that left him comatose. He was 85.

He died Saturday at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, outside of Tel Aviv, where he has been cared for since 2006.

Over his long career Sharon served as Israel's 11th prime minister, headed several ministries including Defense, and rose to the rank of general in the Israeli army, seeing action in all four of Israel's major wars.

Sharon was born on Feb. 26, 1928, in Kfar Malal, then in the British Mandate of Palestine.

In 1942, at the age of 14, Sharon joined the Gadna, a paramilitary youth battalion, and later the Haganah, an underground paramilitary force.

He was a platoon commander in the Israeli military at the outset of the 1948 War of Independence, and rose swiftly up the ranks during the war.

In the 1956 Suez War, Sharon commanded a paratrooper brigade, and he headed Israel's most powerful armored division as a major general in the 1967 Six-Day War. His actions on the Sinai front brought Sharon international commendation by military strategists.

Sharon retired from military service in 1973, but was called back to active duty at the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War in October of that year.

Sharon's bold maneuver in crossing the Suez Canal and encircling Egypt's Third Army was considered the key to Israel's ultimate victory and led the Israeli public to nickname him "The King of Israel" and "The Lion of God."

Following the 1981 elections, he was appointed Minister of Defense, the post he held during the 1982 Lebanon War.

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After the extraordinary and interminable proceedings surrounding the demise of Nelson Mandela it will be interesting to see how the 'prestige media' cover Sharon's funeral.
1 posted on 01/11/2014 9:02:15 AM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Great man and Leader


2 posted on 01/11/2014 9:04:03 AM PST by scooby321
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To: robowombat

Blood Moons in 2014 and 2015?
http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2013/07/12/lunar-eclipses-cause-blood-moons

Four ‘blood-red’ total lunar eclipses will fall on Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015, the same back-to-back occurrences at the time of 1492, 1948 and 1967
http://watch.org/showprint.php3?idx=104119&mcat=24&rtn=index.html

The Rabbi, the Note and the Messiah
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/23877/Default.aspx

Prophetic twist to Sharon’s imminent death
http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/prophetic-twist-to-sharons-imminent-death/

12th-century rabbi predicted Israel’s future (Messiah in 2017)
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/12th-century-rabbi-predicted-israels-future/

Egyptian Astrologer: The Jews Will be Stronger in 2014
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175827#.UtBpPbR1ItI
http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/4088.htm


3 posted on 01/11/2014 9:10:09 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: robowombat

Obama will send a deputy assistant undersecretary to represennt the U.S.

Being kept alive but comatose for so long just seems counter to the life Sharon lived. I’m wondering if or why he didn’t have a directive for such an occurrence, or if the branch of Judaism he belonged to would prohibit a directive to ‘pull the plug?’

May his soul now rest in peace.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 9:17:15 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Jack Hydrazine
We'll see if Rabbi Kaduri was right.

That said, who knows who will be coming. Will it by the Moshiach or the AC?

5 posted on 01/11/2014 9:21:16 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: robowombat

May he rest in peace. He was a hero in his time.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 9:22:29 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; robowombat
Today however, I am writing a warning to all of my regular readers, and anyone else interested. This warning goes out not only to fellow Catholics, but most especially to any Evangelical who is willing to listen.

The Evangelical end-times narrative is based on the Dispensationalist theology of John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), which was later popularised by the Scofield Reference Bible. Because of this narrative, an entire eschatological (last things) belief system has developed which is wrapped around the headlines in the news. Usually, Evangelicals are very particular about using only Biblical sources for their belief system, but I think their willingness to reach out into the headlines of the news, as a means of validating their Dispensational eschatology models, has led them into a trap.

A New Year's Warning

7 posted on 01/11/2014 9:22:32 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: robowombat

RIP Ariel Sharon


8 posted on 01/11/2014 9:29:24 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Uri’el-2012

ping


9 posted on 01/11/2014 9:29:49 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: robowombat

RIP.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 9:30:54 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: robowombat

RIP, “lion of God”.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 9:32:54 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

Just came back from RCIA team training when I came up the article. Also did the meaning of the name Ariel. Here is a website:

http://www.behindthename.com/


12 posted on 01/11/2014 9:34:20 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: mountn man
thank you for the ping.

Lookup !
Yah'shua is coming soon.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

13 posted on 01/11/2014 9:35:12 AM PST by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: robowombat

Rest in peace, hero.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 9:35:49 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

AMEN, second it.

Christians in gerneral, would do wise to heed what Jesus has said, to leave all end times speculation to the Heavenly Father and to witness for both Jesus and the Gospel.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 9:36:04 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: robowombat

He was a great hero in the earlier wars. But when he became Prime Minister, something went wrong with him, and he sold the country out. I have always speculated that maybe it was a minor, early stroke. At any rate, he handed over a big part of Israel to the Muslims, without getting any return at all (as was predictable), and that has greatly increased Israel’s problems ever since.

It’s as if there were two different Sharons, the hero and the traitor. Sorry, but there it is. In any case, R.I.P.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 9:36:34 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RoosterRedux

Both!


17 posted on 01/11/2014 9:39:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: NYer

I don’t believe in any of that Catholic or Protestant spin on the Tanach (aka ‘the Bible’ for those of you in Rio Linda).


18 posted on 01/11/2014 9:40:47 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: NYer

Sorry, but you are so 40 years ago about the Darby thing.

There have been several scholarly translations of multiple sources, but here is one:

“On the Last Times...” Ephraem the Syrian, A.D. 373-—you can find this one free on the internet.

FYI...if you have two “Dispensationalists” you have three theologies, but...

we know not to set dates.

We do agree on Israel.

The God of Israel will protect her and any country, (including this one) who curses the apple of His eye will be the victims of cursing themselves.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 9:48:19 AM PST by Mrs.Z
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To: Biggirl
He had the heart of a lion.

20 posted on 01/11/2014 9:53:28 AM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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