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  • Netanyahu rails against Gaza disengagement at Sharon memorial

    02/29/2016 2:52:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/2/16 | David Rosenberg
    The Knesset held a special session on Monday, two years after the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took to the plenum to remember Sharon, offering both praise and criticism. ..... Netanyahu was harshly critical, however, of Sharon’s controversial decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip in the 2005 Gaza Disengagement. He blamed Sharon’s actions for the rise of the Hamas government in Gaza and its increasing ability to strike at the heart of Israel. “In Gaza, we received a base for Hamas terror adjacent to our territory,” he said. “Unfortunately, transferring control...
  • Palestine – Sharon’s Ghost Returns To Haunt Obama

    04/29/2015 5:55:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/29/15 | David Singer
    Obama is going to find it impossible to impose his land swap proposals – if Oren has any say. Michael Oren – one of seven members of the recently formed Kulanu party elected to Israel’s new Parliament – seems destined to play a pivotal role in torpedoing President Obama’s proposals for a two-state solution aimed at resolving the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict. Agreement has reportedly been reached between Israel’s Prime Minister elect Benjamin Netanyahu and Kulanu chairman Moshe Kahlon for Kahlon to be appointed Finance Minister. Fellow Kulanu members - Yoav Galant and Eli Alalouf - will serve respectively...
  • Op-Ed: Shimon Peres: Farewell to the Man and his Dream

    06/10/2014 3:39:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/14 | Jack Engelhard
    ..... Here is what I had to say the next morning in the following dispatch for Arutz Sheva…note the date and note that it still hurts: A Dreamer Dreams in Cherry Hill First posting: March 29, 2004 Israel's grand diplomat, Shimon Peres, came to New Jersey this past Sunday night, to a synagogue in Cherry Hill, and found an audience of some 1,500 that agreed with him from A to Z, or if you please, from Aleph to Tav. He is a charmer and he charmed. He is a dreamer and he dreamed. None of this is so simple, of...
  • 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...
  • Ariel Sharon had first hand knowledge about Soviet/Russian military intentions and strategies

    01/15/2014 2:06:56 AM PST · by se99tp · 1 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | Jan 14th, 2013
    This kind of toughness of character and the understanding of the personal calling characterized Ariel Sharon, a strategist and politician. He learnt early during his military service, who was continued threat for Israel and who would not stop before the setting the whole Middle East and possible even the world on fire. Israeli Army identity 38166 owner, who retired with the rank of Major General witnessed probably one of the most dangerous days of the Cold War which are still to be researched by historians. After Six Days War another one started, which is rarely being mentioned in the popular...
  • 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.
  • 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. .....
  • Yesh Atid MK to Piron: Stop support of yeshiva that rejoiced at Sharon's death

    01/12/2014 11:00:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Yesh Atid MK Yoel Razbozov urged Education Minister Shai Piron to stop funding for Torat Hachaim Yeshiva following a message published by the yeshiva rejoicing the passing of former prime minister Ariel Sharon. .....
  • 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. .....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ....
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • Hospital: ex-Israeli PM Ariel Sharon's health has deteriorated further; in 'grave' condition

    01/09/2014 7:23:39 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 1/9/14 | AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Hospital: Ex-Israeli PM Ariel Sharon's health has deteriorated further; in 'grave' condition.
  • In Israel, Ariel Sharon's Family Gathers At His Bedside

    01/03/2014 7:01:16 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies ^ | 01/03/2014 | Mark Memmott
    Doctors in Israel say that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's "already critical medical condition is deteriorating further as key bodily organs continue to decline," . Dr. Zeev Rotstein, director of Tel Hashomer hospital near Tel Aviv, told reporters that members of the 85-year-old Sharon's family are by his bedside, the AP adds. The news that Sharon, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in 2006, was suffering additional problems.
  • A New Year's Warning

    01/03/2014 6:31:09 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic in the Ozarks ^ | January 2, 2014
    Four Horsemen of Apocalypse, by Viktor Vasnetsov. Painted in 1887 As I said in my last article in the previous year, I live in two worlds.  I am an Evangelical convert to the Catholic Church through Anglicanism.  I am fully orthodox as a Catholic and fully submit to the teaching authority of the Catholic Church.  At the same time however, I was once an Evangelical Protestant, and I come from a family that his been Protestant for literally 500 years.  I cannot deny my roots or pretend they don't exist.  If I lived in a Catholic country, or in...
  • Tentative funeral plans underway as Sharon's condition deteriorates (will world leaders attend?)

    01/02/2014 12:46:17 PM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post | 01/02/2014 22:15 | Gil Hoffman, Herb Keinon
    Plans for a state funeral begin to be discussed behind the scenes as comatose former premier's health declines. Former prime minister Ariel Sharon's condition continued to deteriorate at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer Thursday as plans for a state funeral began to be discussed behind the scenes. Sharon made clear that he preferred to be buried on his Negev ranch next to his late wife Lily and not in the traditional grave site for former prime ministers at Mount Herzl. The Prime Minister's Office will handle arrangements for the funeral together with Sharon's sons, Gilad and Omri. It was...
  • 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. .....
  • 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,...
  • Marxist and Socialist anti-Semitism and Early Anti-Zionism

    10/12/2010 10:52:43 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 2 replies
    Historically, the structural and class bases of anti-Jewish feeling in Europe were inextricably linked with the ruling classes and the forces of reaction. The Catholic church propagated anti-Semitism as a matter of religious ideology as well as expediency. Landed aristocracy created the class of Jewish moneylenders, and then allied themselves with the peasants against their Jewish creditors. Reactionary regimes like the Tsarist Regime in Russia used the Jews as scapegoats for the ills of their society. [snip] Much literature and philosophy of the 19th century, especially socialist and communist literature, was permeated with anti-Semitism. Proudhon and Fourier were notorious anti-Semites....
  • Not afraid of a mess

    09/30/2010 3:04:17 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 9/29/10 | Kathy Hanks
    A collection of keys hanging from Sharon Crile's belt jingled as she came down the hallway of Haven's middle school on Tuesday morning. For the past 20 years, she has done a variety of tasks - from cleaning up vomit to refinishing gymnasium floors in an effort to keep the schoolhouse sparkling for the students. "Sharon comes in early and is really a person who has gone the extra mile," said Patrick Call, superintendent of Haven USD 312. Over the years, she has been moved to different buildings, worked split shifts and even took a turn driving the school bus....
  • "A Tribute to Sharon: Celebrating 50 Years of Advancing Liberty", CSPAN video

    09/11/2010 12:08:30 AM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 1 replies · 1+ views
    C-SPAN2, Young America's Foundation ^ | September 10, 2010 | Young America's Foundation
    C-SPAN and Others Cover 50th Anniversary of Sharon Statement Permanent link This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Sharon Statement, which officially launched Young Americans for Freedom and the young conservative movement nationwide. Read more in today's Washington Times, Investors Business Daily, and American Spectator. Read commentary on the anniversary from Wayne Thorburn here. Young America's Foundation and The Fund for American Studies are co-sponsoring an event today at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. that will feature panel discussions and a dinner banquet. You can watch the event live on C-SPAN at this site from 2:00 p.m. ET until...
  • 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...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement, A Poor Man's Manifesto… VERY Poor

    A group made up of some of the biggest names in contemporary conservatism got together a few days ago and crafted what they are calling the “Mount Vernon Statement,” a manifesto of sorts meant to give direction to today’s conservative movement. Put succinctly, it fails to fill the bill. Taken as a whole this statement is fine as a short history lesson. It explains pretty clearly what the founders had wrought when their basic work was done with the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. But as a statement of principles that might guide today’s discussion I do not think the...
  • The Deadly Price of Pursuing Peace

    01/10/2010 1:11:32 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 2 replies · 327+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | EVELYN GORDON
    When the Oslo process began in 1993, one benefit its adherents promised was a significant improvement in Israel’s international standing. And initially, it seemed as if that promise would be kept: 37 countries soon established or renewed diplomatic relations with Israel; a peace treaty was signed with Jordan; five other Arab states opened lower-level relations. But 16 years later, it is clear that this initial boost was illusory. Not only is Israel’s standing no better than it was prior to the famous handshake between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat on the White House Lawn in September 1993, it has fallen...
  • 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...

    05/26/2008 12:07:30 PM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 22 replies · 259+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5-26-2008
    "Well you know it was very interesting because at first, you know, I am not happy about the ways the Chinese were treating the Tibetans because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And so I have been very concerned about how to think and what to do about that because I don’t like that."
  • Terror from Gaza: No Nation Would Accept What Israel Faces

    03/17/2008 8:23:31 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 16 replies · 497+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | March 17, 2008 | Jamie Weinstein
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon spoke to his nation the night after Israeli soldiers began removing settlements from the Gaza Strip and implementing their prime minister’s historic Disengagement Plan in 2005. “The world awaits the Palestinian response – a hand offered in peace or continued terrorist fire,” he told his countrymen and the world at large. “To a hand offered in peace, we will respond with an olive branch. But if they choose fire, we will respond with fire, more severe than ever.” This is the context from which the world should view the heinous upswing in terror being...
  • 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...
  • Moscow Arms Syria with a Top-Flight Surface Missile

    03/17/2007 11:38:04 AM PDT · by Fennie · 10 replies · 826+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | October 10, 2005
    Last January, when the deal was first broached, the Bush administration stepped in and obtained a promise from president Vladimir Putin to call off the sale, as did Israel's Ariel Sharon during the Russian president's visit in May. Putin has broken those pledges. For a speedy delivery in the first quarter of 2006, the Syrians paid cash. The United States and NATO have code-named the Iskander missile SS-26 "Stone." They have nothing in their missile arsenal to match its unique attributes...
  • Sharon Stone Acting Very Strange At Cinema For Peace Gala - Liveleak Exclusive

    02/13/2007 10:27:22 AM PST · by highimpact · 17 replies · 1,003+ views
    Click the link to watch a very strange video of Sharon Stone. She talks about "naughty, nasty little Germans" at an auction in Berlin. She's clearly under the influence of some kind of substance.
  • Sharon clergy rally around their imam: Former Islamic Center leader faces deportation

    01/26/2007 12:22:49 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 15 replies · 598+ views
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | January 26, 2007 | Lane Lambert
    LOCAL NEWS SHARON - As he awaits a deportation hearing, Imam Muhammad Masood has been buoyed by support from Christian and Jewish clergy. During a 90-minute meeting with the imam on Wednesday, seven rabbis, Protestant pastors and a representative from the local Roman Catholic parish pledged a variety of help for the Sharon mosque’s former spiritual director - snip The deportation case is based on the denial of the 2001 application for a religious-worker visa, and on his alleged failure to return to Pakistan in 1991, as required by a student visa he used to enroll at Boston University in...
  • For the Love of Sharon

    01/20/2007 10:02:07 AM PST · by DH · 17 replies · 1,063+ views
    DH | 1/20/2007 | DH
    For the love of Sharon.My wife of 36 years passed away peacefully on January 14, 2007.  She was finally freed from the devastation caused by the horrible disease of Mytonic Dystrophy (Steinhart's disease) that started to disable her over 22 years ago.Upon her death, I wrote an old girlfriend of over 40 years ago who changed my life forever and taught me the difference between what we call now days as "love" and the real reason we choose a mate for life.  It's a shame that today's society thinks the marriage vow is simply a part of the show and...
  • Sharon warned Bush: Arabs would not take to democracy

    01/11/2007 3:18:50 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 69 replies · 1,320+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 12, 2007 | HERB KEINON
    Former prime minister Ariel Sharon told President George W. Bush ahead of the US-led invasion of Iraq of the dangers Saddam Hussein posed for the region, but also warned him that the Arab world would not be receptive to democracy, former ambassador to the US Danny Ayalon told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. Ayalon, who sat in on numerous Bush-Sharon meetings, said the US and Israel held close consultations during the run-up to the war, but that Sharon was very careful not to advocate any particular American action. Ayalon said he served as "Sharon's watchdog," ensuring that when officials from...
  • "Palestinians" massacre of Christians Damour let to them killing "Palestinians" Sabra Shatila

    11/23/2006 4:36:43 PM PST · by PRePublic · 339+ views
    Lebanon - Islamists "Palestinians" massacre of Christians in Damour that brought Christian Arabs killing "Palestinians" in Sabra Shatila You might have only heared about the massacre at Sabra Shatila through a pro "Palestinian" propagandist that have one, and nothing but one issue, no, nothing that has to with justice whatsoever, but to persecute Israel and denegrate it. It is only natural that they blame ANYTHING on the Zionists, even though the only connection to the case where Arab christians killed the Arab Palestinians in Sabra Shatila is the "charge" that Sharon did not prevent the Arab Christians from doing that......
  • 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 ~
  • Rogues' game [US building coalition against Iran]

    10/07/2006 11:50:18 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 3 replies · 622+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 6, 2006 | SAUL SINGER
    Why did Condoleezza Rice visit the region this week? No secretary of state likes to shuttle around with no obvious result. But she could not help herself. The pull was too great. Welcome to Coalition Buildup III. The simple rule is this: Every time the White House decides to confront a rogue regime, the State Department decides it's time to build a coalition. Coalition Buildup I began immediately after 9/11. The Taliban regime in Afghanistan had to go. Though the US did not feel a need for explicit UN authorization, it needed neighboring states to host US forces, and others...
  • Sharon out of intensive care

    08/29/2006 6:12:51 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Ariel Sharon’s pneumonia has improved and he has been taken out of intensive care, but is still in serious condition, a hospital spokesman said in Israel today. The former Israeli prime minister, 78, has been in a coma since he suffered the second of two strokes on January 4. He has since undergone several extensive brain operations to stop cerebral haemorrhaging, in addition to other relatively minor procedures. Sharon was transferred back to the respiratory rehabilitation department at Tel Aviv’s Chaim Sheba Medical Center today since there had been a “noticeable improvement in his kidney function and the pneumonia in...
  • Sharon improves after he suffered pneumonia

    08/29/2006 7:20:43 AM PDT · by jdm · 1 replies · 356+ views
    AP & Sun Times ^ | August 29, 2006
    ERUSALEM-- Ariel Sharon's pneumonia is less severe, and he has been taken out of intensive care but is still in serious condition, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday. The former prime minister, 78, has been in a coma since he suffered the second of two strokes on Jan. 4. He has undergone extensive surgery to stop cerebral bleeding, in addition to other relatively minor procedures. Sharon was transferred back to the respiratory rehabilitation department at Tel Aviv's Chaim Sheba Medical Center Tuesday since there has been a "noticeable improvement in his kidney function and the pneumonia in his lungs," spokesman David...

    08/14/2006 7:53:01 AM PDT · by commish · 19 replies · 957+ views
    Fox News ^ | 14 Aug 2006 | FOX NEWS
  • The open wound of Gush Katif

    08/10/2006 7:20:56 PM PDT · by Salem · 7 replies · 772+ views ^ | 2 August 2006 | By Nadav Shragai
    The open wound of Gush Katif By Nadav Shragai Last Friday when Makor Rishon's photographer, Miri Tzahi, saw the photo of First Lieutenant Amihai Merhavia, who was killed in the battle of Bint Jbail, it jogged something in her journalist's memory. She thought she had seen this face before. Tzahi, who is about publish the album, "Katif - Nine days in Av," featuring hundreds of photos of the "days of the expulsion," searched through her computer archive and found a series of photos from around four years ago, showing Merhavia during the violent evacuation of Havat Gilad (Gilad Farm) in...
  • Bush’s Embrace of Israel Shows Gap With Father

    08/01/2006 9:03:44 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 21 replies · 920+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2006 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    When they first met as United States president and Israeli prime minister, George W. Bush made clear to Ariel Sharon he would not follow in the footsteps of his father. The first President Bush had been tough on Israel, especially the Israeli settlements in occupied lands that Mr. Sharon had helped develop. But over tea in the Oval Office that day in March 2001 — six months before the Sept. 11 attacks tightened their bond — the new president signaled a strong predisposition to support Israel. “He told Sharon in that first meeting that I’ll use force to protect Israel,...
  • 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.
  • While Sharon Lies Sleeping

    07/26/2006 12:41:15 PM PDT · by Bravada · 13 replies · 556+ views
    Original | July 26, 2006 | Sunnie Bell
    While Sharon Lies Sleeping It may be nearly time to say good-bye to a fallen leader. Reports indicate that Ariel Sharon now suffers from kidney failure. This may be the problem that brings about his long delayed death. Ariel means Lion of God in Hebrew. Indeed he was something like a lion, participating boldly and strikingly as a warrior, helping to bring Israel to victory time and again, fighting against what seemed to be all odds…at least from a humanly-derived perspective. But his last name has a meaning, too. Sharon is an area of fruitful land in Israel. Something to...