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  • Hip-hop propaganda: How the U.S. enlists rap music to fight “jihadi cool”

    03/25/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies ^ | March 16, 2014 | Hisham D. Aidi
    Excerpted from "Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Culture" One of the odder phenomena of the last decade is hearing national security elites, terrorism experts, and career diplomats discuss the finer points of “flow,” “bling,” and the “politics of cool.” American and European terrorism experts have increasingly expressed concerns over “anti-American hip-hop,” accenting the radicalizing influence of the genre. Noting that Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based Islamist group, uses “jihad rap” in its recruitment videos, Harvard scholar Jessica Stern wrote in Foreign Affairs: “The first- and second-generation Muslim children I interviewed for a study of the sources of radicalization in...
  • Sharon's Prophetic Question about Middle East Christians

    01/17/2014 3:27:42 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    CBN News ^ | Jan 14, 2014 | Chris Mitchell
    Sharon's Prophetic Question about Middle East Christians In 1982 Israel invaded Lebanon. One of the architects of that invasion was Ariel Sharon, who was laid to rest on January 13, 2014. While there were many tragedies and mistakes associated with Israel's invasion, it came in response to the mini-terror state Yasser Arafat and the PLO had established within Lebanese territory. He used it as a base to carry out cross-border attacks against Israel. Arafat also terrorized Lebanon's Christian community and committed a number of atrocities. Sharon spoke with Pat Robertson on The 700 Club in 1989 about Lebanon and Israel's...
  • Israel In Twilight

    01/15/2014 10:47:59 AM PST · by OddLane · 8 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Israel’s predicament today is the work of Rabin and Sharon; two generals turned prime ministers who launched ambitious ventures and died leaving them unfinished and their nation in twilight. Rabin’s peace process destroyed Israeli national security and revitalized terrorism as a force in political affairs. Had he lived, he might have turned away from it. The idea had been thrust on him by the fringe left and he had grasped it as a hedge against the political oblivion of a leftist party that had lost credibility in a new Israel no longer dominated by the Socialist vision of cooperatives and...
  • With Sharon burial within rocket range, Israel sends stern warning to Hamas

    01/13/2014 4:34:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Israel beefed up security for former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral near the Gaza border on Monday and warned the enclave's Palestinian rulers not to allow rocket fire during the ceremony, which US Vice President Joe Biden will attend. .....
  • Online Memorial Condolence Site Created for Israel PM, War Hero Ariel Sharon

    01/13/2014 4:08:37 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 13, 2014 | Karen Levy
    Memorial Condolence Page Created for Israel PM, War Hero Ariel SharonBy Karen Levy Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 13, 2014 ... An interactive, online condolence Website has been created by the Israel News Agency and 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...
  • Ariel Sharon eulogized by Israeli, world leaders at Knesset

    01/13/2014 12:17:40 AM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | January 13, 2014 | Haviv Rettig Gur
    series of foreign dignitaries landed in Israel on Monday morning to attend the funeral of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, who died at the age of 85 on Saturday. A ceremony was set for 9:30 a.m. at the Knesset before the casket is taken from Jerusalem for the final time. At 2 p.m., Sharon’s body will be laid to rest at Sycamore Farm in a full military ceremony. His casket will be carried by eight IDF major generals. Stay with us for live coverage throughout the day.
  • Ariel Sharon (1928-2014)

    01/12/2014 5:27:49 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | January 12, 2014 | Shoshana Bryen
    Shortly after the 1982 Lebanon War, I was in Israel with three retired, high-ranking American General Officers, including the former Chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the former Commander, US Air Forces Europe; and the former Commander in Chief, US Army, Europe. We traveled across the north, into Lebanon and up to the Beaufort Castle (from which the PLO had been shelling Israel). The highlight of our program was to be a meeting with Defense Minister Ariel Sharon. The Ministry of Defense (MOD) schedule, however, showed the meeting late in the afternoon the day before the Kahan Commission investigating the...
  • Khamenei takes to Twitter for final criticism of Sharon (called former PM 'vampire', vulture')

    01/11/2014 5:17:55 PM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 11, 2014, 11:06 pm | Ilan Ben Zion
    Hours after the announcement of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon’s death, a Twitter feed associated with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday tweeted quotes from the Shiite leader critical of the general-turned-statesman. Sharon had been in a coma for almost exactly eight years since suffering a massive stroke, and died Saturday afternoon at age 85. Quoting from previous speeches by the supreme leader, @Khamenei_ir variously called Sharon a “vampire” and a “vulture” and Israel’s “last hope.” While world leaders voiced sorrow at the loss of one of Israel’s greats, Iran stood out in its criticism of the...
  • Iran's Khamenei responds to Sharon's death

    01/11/2014 11:11:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Iran's leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, via Twitter, that Israel had high expectations of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, but instead claims he led to the intifada. "The Zionists’ all hopes relied on this vulture (Ariel #Sharon) to bring down the rising nation of #Palestine to their knees." "He (#Sharon) was their last hope. ....
  • Stephen Harper praises Ariel Sharon as ‘architect’ of Israel

    01/12/2014 7:01:57 AM PST · by Dartman · 3 replies ^ | Jan. 11/14 | Mark Kennedy
    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute Saturday to Ariel Sharon, describing the late Israeli leader as an “architect” of the Middle East nation he once staunchly defended. Harper, whose government has been a steadfast ally of Israel, quickly released a statement upon learning of the death of Sharon. “On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the Israeli people,” he said. Harper praised Sharon for both aspects of his career in Israel — first as a general, and later as...
  • Left for dead in 1948: the battle that shaped Arik Sharon

    01/12/2014 8:54:01 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/12/2014 | MITCH GINSBURG
    The formative moment of Ariel Sharon’s life came in May 1948; not with the Declaration of Independence – which he heard on the radio wafting out of an open window on his way to kiss his girlfriend Gali before a mission – but with the battle for Latrun, 11 days later, in which he was left for dead. >>SNIP<< For the first and last time in my life as a commander, I gave the order: retreat, retreat and leave the wounded in the field. “There was no choice. I had to save the few that were still alive. I lay...
  • Ariel Sharon: The End of the Romance

    01/12/2014 3:10:15 PM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | JANUARY 11, 2014 6:47 PM | Dr. Michael Widlanski
    Ariel Sharon: The End of the Romance (OBITUARY) Ariel Sharon was really two men: a brave and inventive army field commander turned politician who was unflappable in war and unscrupulous in peace. Ariel Sharon inspired soldiers who brought great victories to Israel, ranging from border clashes in the 1950s to a remarkable battlefield recovery in the 1973 war. But he also inspired dismay, distrust, and even disgust from colleagues and rivals who quickly saw that he would do whatever it took to win. In many ways, Ariel Sharon resembled King David’s favorite general, Joab (Yoav), a daring commander who thought...
  • American Jewish Leaders Mourn Ariel Sharon; Praise Political Pragmatism and Military Prowess

    01/12/2014 3:12:57 PM PST · by robowombat
    Algemeiner ^ | JANUARY 12, 2014 3:35 PM
    American Jewish Leaders Mourn Ariel Sharon; Praise Political Pragmatism and Military Prowess JANUARY 12, 2014 3:35 PM American Jewish organizations and their leaders expressed condolences to the family of recently deceased Israeli premier Ariel Sharon, in statements issued Saturday and Sunday. The groups recounted their experiences working with Sharon who died on Saturday aged 85, and remembered him as a bold and courageous leader. Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said, “There were few in Israel’s history who contributed so much to the State, who demonstrated...
  • For Palestinians in Gaza, Sharon’s passing is reason to celebrate

    01/12/2014 3:40:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/1/14 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Dozens of Palestinians took to the streets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday to celebrate the death of former prime minister Ariel Sharon. The Palestinians handed out candy to drivers, shopkeepers and passersby, while others set fire to portraits of Sharon, the Palestinian news agency Safa reported. The agency said that the celebration took place in the town of Bani Suhaila east of Khan Yunis. Dozens of residents gathered in the center of the town, chanting “Allahu akbar” as women ululated in joy over Sharon’s death, the agency said. .....
  • Arab states celebrate Sharon’s death

    01/12/2014 12:42:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.12.14, 21:27 | Roi Kais
    The Arab world received the news of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s death with relative schadenfreude, publicly criticizing him for his role in the Sabra and Shatila Massacre during the First Lebanon War. From Cairo and Beirut to Dubai and the Gaza Strip, there were competitions of who could insult him more, while others were satisfied with celebrating outside turning local streets into a pocket of bedlam. […] Brazilian caricaturist Carlos Latuff depicted Sharon as carrying his sins—Sabra, Shatila, Qibya and Jenin—to hell. An Egyptian caricature showed Sharon being thrown into the garbage can of history. …
  • Palestinians Celebrate Death of Former PM Sharon

    01/11/2014 6:27:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 1/11/2014, 6:34 PM | Ari Soffer
    As Israelis mourn the passing of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Palestinian leaders from both the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority and the Islamist Hamas movement celebrated his death, with a senior official labeling him a “criminal” and accusing him of being responsible for the death in 2004 of former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat. “Sharon was a criminal, responsible for the assassination of Arafat, and we would have hoped to see him appear before the International Criminal Court as a war criminal,” said Jibril Rajub, a senior official of the Fatah party. […] “We have become more confident in victory with the...
  • Obama, U.S. leaders walk delicate line on Ariel Sharon statements

    01/11/2014 10:14:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 1/11/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Faced with the intense difficulty of what to say about Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister who died early Saturday after eight years in a coma, President Barack Obama didn’t say much. The statement from Obama — who never met Sharon, and wasn’t yet even running for president when he fell into a coma, mentioned nothing about the Israeli leader’s own complicated history with war and peace, remarking only in sending “our deepest condolences” that he was a leader who “dedicated his life to the State of Israel.”
  • Fatah Exposes Plan to Kill Ariel Sharon

    01/01/2012 4:19:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/12 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement exposed on Sunday a video which shows the former head of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s military wing, Khalil al-Wazir (who was known as “Abu Jihad”), plotting to kill Ariel Sharon who then served as a Cabinet minister, Channel 2 News reported. According to the report, the video was released in honor of the anniversary of the establishment of the Fatah movement. The video, which was filmed in 1985, shows Abu Jihad as he briefs dozens of terrorists and explains to them how they should arrive by boat to the beach in Tel Aviv,...
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Sharon Dies at 85

    01/11/2014 6:29:00 AM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | January 11, 2014 | Staff
    The hospital that had been treating Ariel Sharon says the former Israeli Prime Minister has died. Hospital spokesman Dr. Shlomo Noy said Saturday: "The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer announces with sorrow the death of Mr. Ariel Sharon who passed about an hour ago." He said that during the years Sharon had been treated his condition was defined as "minimal consciousness" and he had had "ups and downs."
  • 'King of Israel,' Ariel Sharon, Dead at 85

    01/11/2014 9:02:15 AM PST · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 08:17 AM | Jim Meyers and Martin Gould
    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....
  • Ariel Sharon, former Israeli prime minister, dies

    01/11/2014 5:08:08 AM PST · by blueyon · 75 replies
    msn ^ | 1/11/14 | By Dan Williams and Jeffrey Heller of Reuters
    Comatose for the last eight years after a stroke, former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon has died.
  • Former prime minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85

    01/11/2014 4:56:56 AM PST · by k4gypsyrose · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/11/2014
    Former prime minister Ariel Sharon died on Saturday at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, days after his condition deteriorated dramatically.
  • Sharon remains in 'grave' condition following 'dramatic' decline

    01/10/2014 12:27:56 AM PST · by Ezekiel · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 January 2014 | By GIL HOFMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF
    Sharon remains in 'grave' condition following 'dramatic' decline Former prime minister's life teetering on the edge; Sheba Medical Center says 85-year-old facing "final hours". Former prime minister Ariel Sharon's continued to be in "grave" condition Friday morning as his health remained mostly unchanged since the hospital treating him announced on Thursday of a dramatic deterioration in the 85-year-old's medical status. The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer said the comatose former premier was facing his "final hours". The hospital downgraded Sharon’s status to very critical on Thursday. Hospital officials said he was in immediate danger of death and that others...
  • Olmert: Only an idiot prime minister would not make peace with Palestinians

    01/06/2014 12:36:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/1/14 | Noa Amouyel
    Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Monday insinuated that his successor Binyamin Netanyahu was an “idiot” and that his predecessor Ariel Sharon was revered only after lapsing into a coma. “In times of peace, even an idiotic prime minister can come out looking good,” he said during a lecture at Hebrew University on Monday. “Of course, an idiot prime minister cannot make peace, and if he makes peace he’s not an idiot,” after the audience laughed at his veiled tongue-in-cheek reference to Netanayhu, Olmert was quick to backtrack and added, “I mean that only generally, of course. Really!” The Prime...
  • Israeli former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s health 'worsens' (a matter of days)

    01/01/2014 6:09:54 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    A spokesman for Tel Hashomer hospital said Sharon's condition had deteriorated in the past few days, while refusing to elaborate further. Reports from Israeli media, including the broadcasters Channel 10 TV and Israel Radio, said that the former prime minister was in a "life threatening" condition after suffering kidney malfunction. The website of the Haaretz newspaper quoted an unnamed source as saying that Sharon could die in "a matter of days," should his condition continue to decline. The television station Channel 2 said that Sharon's sons were at his bedside.
  • Hospital: Ariel Sharon's health worsens

    01/01/2014 12:49:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies ^ | 1/1/14 | ap
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The medical condition of the comatose former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sharply deteriorated Wednesday, the hospital treating him said. Sharon, 85, has been in a coma since 2006 when a devastating stroke incapacitated him at the height of his political power. Since then, he has been in a vegetative state, connected to a respirator. His family has said that he sometimes opens his eyes and moves his fingers. Amir Marom, a spokesman for Tel Hashomer hospital, where Sharon has been treated for most of the past eight years, said Wednesday that Sharon's medical condition has "deteriorated...
  • Doctors: Sharon Still 'Out of It,' Although Brain is Operating

    01/27/2013 3:23:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/13 | David Lev
    Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel whose last claim to fame was his expulsion of some 10,000 Jews from their homes in Gush Katif and northern Samaria, is still in a coma, as he has been since 2005. But recent medical treatments show that there is activity in Sharon's brain – specifically when it comes to recognizing photos of family members. Sharon was recently examined by experts at Ben Gurion University and Soroka Hospital, where he underwent an MRI scan, Voice of Israel public radio reported. .....
  • Video: Suha Arafat Admits 2000 War of Terror was Premeditated

    12/27/2012 3:02:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Yasser Arafat’s widow, Suha, admitted that the late leader of the “Palestinian” people had decided long before former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s contentious visit to the Temple Mount that he would launch a war of terror, a.k.a. “Intifada”, against the Jewish state. Video Sharon’s visit unleashed a wave of intense international condemnations and was widely, yet falsely, believed to have provided the impetus for the war of terror that was waged against the state of Israel. The Intifada began when a PA policeman shot and killed IDF soldier Yossi Tabega who was sitting next to him on a joint...
  • Why are French Jews leaving France?

    09/13/2006 5:16:15 PM PDT · by SJackson · 61 replies · 1,792+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-13-06 | CARL HOFFMAN
    Ask people outside the French immigrant community why the Jews are leaving their country, and the usual answer is that they are making aliya to escape the rising tide of anti-Semitism. Ask the French olim themselves, however, and the responses become more diverse and complex. Many recent arrivals say in no uncertain terms that it was primarily anti-Semitism that brought them from France to Israel. Others acknowledge that while anti-Semitism has increased in recent years, the phenomenon has been due largely to the intifada and emanates mainly from young Muslim immigrant men, mostly from North Africa and poorly integrated into...
  • French DM: Sharon`s call for French Jews to emigrate is `unjust, excessive, inappropriate` (Reuters)

    07/23/2004 6:39:07 AM PDT · by yonif · 26 replies · 610+ views
    Haaretz News Ticker ^ | 7/23/2004 | Reuters
    French Defence Minister: Sharon`s call for French Jews to emigrate to Israel is `unjust, excessive, inappropriate` (Reuters)
  • Sharon urges exodus of Jews from France

    07/18/2004 8:59:18 PM PDT · by Clive · 46 replies · 1,495+ views
    Sharon urges exodus of Jews from France Associated Press Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday urged French Jews to flee the country to escape a rising tide of anti-Semitism, while acknowledging that the French government is fighting racial violence. The latest French Interior Ministry figures show 510 anti-Jewish acts or threats in the first six months of 2004 - compared to 593 for all of last year. "If I have to advocate to our brothers in France, I will tell them one thing," Mr. Sharon told visiting American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem. "Move to Israel, as early...
  • Comatose Ariel Sharon being moved to ranch

    11/11/2010 9:48:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2010 | AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon's former aide says the comatose ex-Israeli prime minister will be moved to his ranch in Israel's south.
  • Ariel Sharon ready to be taken home from Israeli hospital four years after stroke

    11/10/2010 5:42:38 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 24 replies ^ | 10 November 2010 | Ana Carbajosa
    Former prime minister, in a coma since January 2006, expected to return home to his ranchFormer Israeli prime minster Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for almost five years, may return home within days, according to a family friend and Israeli media reports. Sharon, 82, the political and military hero of the Israeli right, has been in a hospital bed since January 2006, after suffering a massive stroke. He is now in a vegetative state in the respiratory rehabilitation unit in Sheba medical centre, near Tel Aviv. The ranch, where his wife is buried, was known as...
  • The Opening of Jihad on US Soil

    11/25/2005 12:53:18 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 1,707+ views
    Israeli National News ^ | 11/25/05 | Adina Kutnicki
    Ever since the horrific public assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane at the Marriott Hotel in New York City in 1990, there has been a small, yet vocal group of individuals trying to get certain US authorities - both state and federal - to pay attention to his murder. Their many entreaties both for personal justice and for a wider investigation fell on deaf ears. Nonetheless, the ramifications from the inaction of these US authorities can no longer be ignored. This small group's personal pain at the rabbi's cold-blooded assassination fueled their initial anguished pleas. However, there was much more underlying...
  • Sharon was Kahane killer's target'-Exposé reveals counter-terrorism blunders and FBI memos.

    08/14/2010 11:44:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/14/10 | GIL SHEFLER
    The man who killed Meir Kahane in 1990 claims he did not carry out the shooting alone, as previously thought, but was part of a three-man terrorist cell with links to al-Qaida. Its original target was future prime minister Ariel Sharon, according to a newly-leaked US government document. During his investigation for an article into alleged counter- terrorism blunders published in Playboy magazine on Friday, freelance journalist Peter Lance uncovered official FBI memos which bring new information to light about the murder of the Israeli politician in New York. According to the documents, Kahane’s killer, El-Sayyid Nosair, told detectives in...
  • Hummus and Whiplash in Ramallah with Bassem Eid

    08/10/2010 9:04:11 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies
    JewishJournal.Com ^ | August 10, 2010 | By David Suissa
    It was the best hummus I’ve ever tasted. It came in a bowl, drenched in olive oil, with a few small garbanzos and shreds of parsley and hot green peppers sprinkled on top, and just the right amount of lemon juice. The elderly Palestinian man had made the hummus from scratch and served it to us with a salad plate, a bowl of falafels and a tall stack of hot pitas for just under 8 shekels. I was eating in a refugee camp in Ramallah with Bassem Eid, the founder and director of an NGO called Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring...
  • Analysis: Bloodshed becomes focus of PA-Hamas relations (Civil War in the West Bank?)

    06/01/2009 9:33:07 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies · 960+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/31/2009 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Sunday's confrontation between an armed Hamas cell and Palestinian Authority policemen in Kalkilya shows that the Islamic movement still has a military presence in the West Bank - one that it is hoping to use to topple Mahmoud Abbas's regime there. PA security officials said the two Hamas operatives who were killed in the clash, Muhammad Samman and Muhammad Yassin, headed a cell that possessed large amounts of weapons, including explosives and automatic rifles, some of which had been hidden in a basement of a mosque in the city. The weapons, according to the officials, were supposed to be used...
  • Ariel Sharon's Disengagement -->The Forgotten Villain of The Gaza War

    01/10/2009 3:46:51 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 405+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 1/10/09 | Yidwithlid
    My family went to Israel during the summer of 2005. We flew home from Israel three days before the disengagement from Gaza began. During our two-week trip we asked Israelis how the felt about the upcoming give back of Gaza Strip. There was one person whose words still haunt me. This old man was sitting in a wheel chair that had an orange ribbon attached to it. I asked him why he was against giving back Gaza. He looked up at me and said, "Do you know what Sunday is?" I answered I knew Sunday was Tisha B'av (both Jerusalem...
  • Sharon condition unchanged after 2 years

    08/27/2007 6:38:06 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 9 replies · 736+ views
    AP ^ | August 26, 2007
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remains comatose and attached to a respirator nearly two years after a devastating stroke, a spokesman for Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv said Sunday. "There is no change in his condition," hospital spokesman David Weinberg said. Sharon, 79, was transferred to Sheba's long-term respiratory rehabilitation unit in July 2006 from Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, which treated him after his stroke in January of that year. Since Sharon's stroke, he has undergone three brain operations, abdominal surgery and three minor surgical procedures. Under established Jewish legal codes, it is forbidden to do anything to...
  • Sunday Book Review: "Warrior: An Autobiography" by Ariel Sharon

    02/20/2007 7:27:19 AM PST · by Valin · 14 replies · 385+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/19/07 | Dean Barnett
    Probably by consensus, the best military memoirs written in the past 200 years are Ulysses S. Grant’s. Grant had a wonderful story to tell, and never suffered from a shortage of opinions. He was also a great writer, although it probably didn’t hurt that (if the rumors are true), he got some assistance on the prose front from Mark Twain. Whatever the case, Grant’s memoirs make for a fabulous and incredible read. Fans of military memoirs universally revere Grant’s. Thus, a lot of them probably won’t like the following statement: Ariel Sharon’s autobiography “Warrior” is a better, more compelling book....
  • Israel - Ariel Sharon moved to intensive care as his condition worsens

    11/03/2006 4:08:50 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 459+ views (Excerpt) ^ | November 3, 2006
    Excerpt - Former prime minister Ariel Sharon, who suffered a stroke in January and has been in a coma since, was moved to an intensive care unit on Friday after a worsening in his condition, the hospital treating him said. "Sharon contracted an infection that is affecting his heart and will receive intensive treatment to combat the infection," the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv said in a statement. "At this point, his condition is stable." ~ snip ~
  • Ariel Sharon rushed to the emergency room

    07/26/2006 4:10:13 AM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 31 replies · 1,187+ views ^ | July 26, 2006 | AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) A hospital spokeswoman says former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been rushed to the emergency room.
  • Sharon missing from the fray

    07/15/2006 5:26:47 AM PDT · by Valin · 15 replies · 687+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/15/06 | Ian MacKinnon
    ONE man is missing from the military crisis. Far from the sound and fury of battle on the Israeli-Lebanese border, Ariel Sharon lies in a coma in a clinic in a Tel Aviv suburb. The former Israeli Prime Minister, once a general and a war hero, has been on hand for almost every decisive moment in the country’s short history, but is absent from the fray. Instead, his sons Omri and Gilad and his wife, Inbal, take it in turns to watch over the 78-year-old in his bright room with its picture window in the Sheba Medical Centre. Close friends...
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • Channel 2: Sharon a Vegetable, Will Move Home

    04/20/2006 7:50:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 1,526+ views
    Channel 2 television reported Thursday evening that disabled Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is like a vegetable and soon will be moved to Tel HaShomer Hospital in Tel Aviv and then to his Negev Sycamore Ranch home. The television news program also stated that doctors have admitted they gave Sharon an excessive does of blood thinner.
  • Israel - Government declares Ariel Sharon permanently incapacitated

    04/11/2006 12:34:19 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 1,904+ views
    APNewsAlert | April 11, 2006
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli government has declared Ariel Sharon permanently incapacitated.
  • Cabinet scheduled to name Ehud Olmert prime minister

    04/10/2006 7:36:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 311+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/11/6 | HERB KEINON
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will officially give up the premiership on Friday, 100 days after he suffered his incapacitating stroke on January 4. The cabinet is scheduled to meet in a special session Tuesday and declare that, as of Friday, Sharon will be considered "permanently unable to exercise his duties." Ehud Olmert, who has been serving since January 4 as acting prime minister, will be named interim prime minister. This designation - which does not entail any change in the authority Olmert has enjoyed since filling in for Sharon - will also take effect on Friday. Olmert, who led...
  • When being anti-Israel is anti-Semitic

    04/05/2006 6:18:18 AM PDT · by Actuality · 5 replies · 498+ views
    When being anti-Israel is anti-Semitic Bernard Pinsky There has been much discussion and finger pointing about criticism of Israel, its actions and its policies, and Israel's defenders' claims that much of the criticism is based on anti-Semitism. Critics of Israel say they cannot speak out for fear of being labeled anti-Semitic. Defenders of Israel are concerned that anti-Semitism is the basis for the criticism in many cases. It is therefore important to know when in fact anti-Israel rhetoric is founded in, results from or itself creates anti-Semitism. 1. When the media prints every allegation against Israel, no matter how...
  • PM's surgery delayed due to respiratory infection(Ariel Sharon in a "coma")

    04/04/2006 6:50:32 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies · 368+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 4/4/06 | Tamara Traubman,Ran Reznick,Haaretz Correspondents,Service,Agencies
    The surgical procedure Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was to undergo Tuesday was postponed due to a mild respiratory infection. Sharon was to undergo surgery at Hadassah Hospital in Jersualem to replace a section of his skull which was removed in an initial emergency operation to allow access to damaged portions of his brain. The operation is intended to prepare the comotose Sharon for a move to a chronic care facility... The decision to transfer Sharon to another facility was based on the lack of improvement in his condition.... Sharon will be transferred to a hospital where he can receive care...
  • The History of Death(Karen Quinlan,Nancy Cruzan,Terri Schiavo and Ariel Sharon?)

    03/31/2006 6:04:59 AM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies · 2,381+ views
    3/31/06 | SELF
    In recent times, the killing of those who are "in a coma" and a "persistent vegetative state" begins with the 1976 case of Karen Ann Quinlan, who stopped breathing after a drug overdose. Her family wanted to kill her by removing a respirator and the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed. It was thought that removing the "life support" would result in her death. As it turned out she lived nine more years until she died of pneumonia in 1985. The one voice in the mainstream media of the day that didn't want the respirator taken off was wondering how much...