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  • Former Israeli PM And military commander Ariel Sharon dead at 85

    January 11, 2014 | 8:56 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the trailblazing warrior-statesman who transformed the region and was reviled by Arab foes, died on Saturday aged 85, after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke.

    Sharon left historic footprints on the Middle East through military...

  • Condition of former Israeli leader Sharon worsens

    January 9, 2014 | 11:12 am

    The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma since 2006, has deteriorated sharply in recent hours and he is close to death, the hospital treating him said on Thursday.

    Sharon, 85, has been on life support and out of the public gaze since suffering a...

  • An insider’s view of Ariel Sharon

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 26, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    Ariel Sharon was a figure of controversy throughout his long career in war, politics and diplomacy, but no one can deny that he looms large in the making of the Jewish state.

    Sharon was hailed as “Arik, King of Israel” when he returned from battle in the Six-Day War, a kind of...

  • Report: Ariel Sharon is responsive, moves fingers

    October 23, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is responsive and has gained weight, his son told The New York Times.

    Sharon, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke nearly six years ago, moves his fingers when requested and looks at people when he is awake, Gilad Sharon told the...

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  • Supermarket Memories…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 9, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    Every time I’m at the Supermarket, I start to remember my very first trip to one just like it.  When you come to America from the former Soviet Union and enter ANY grocery store, you are bound to go into shock.  As I’ve written before, the shelves of U.S.S.R.’s grocery stores...

  • UPDATE: Gabrielle Giffords continues her recovery in Houston

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 4, 2011 | 9:30 am

    March 4, 2011, 9:05 a.m.: Eight weeks after the tragedy that struck Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords continues to recover in Houston KHOU.com reports.

    [Rabbi David Lyon of Congregation Beth Israel in southwest Houston] Lyon said Giffords has an appetite.

    “Well, she had a little...

  • Sharon marks five years in coma

    January 4, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remains in a coma five years after suffering a massive stroke.

    There were no official events Tuesday to mark the five-year anniversary of the stroke, which ended Sharon’s political career. But he was briefly remembered Monday at a Likud Party briefing and in a column written by former colleague Tzachi Hanegbi in The Jerusalem Post.

    Sharon remains hospitalized at the Sheba Medical Center of Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv. He has returned home for weekend visits, according to reports.

  • Ariel Sharon moved to ranch first time since coma

    November 12, 2010 | 8:29 am

    Ariel Sharon was moved to his ranch for the first time since he fell into a coma in January 2006.

    The former Israeli prime minister will spend the weekend at the ranch in the Negev desert, aides said of his move Friday.

    Next week, he will return to the Tel Aviv hospital where he...

  • Ariel Sharon going home

    September 22, 2010 | 10:45 am

    Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for nearly five years, is expected to be moved from an Israeli hospital to his Negev ranch.

    The former Israeli prime minister, 82, who suffered a stroke on Jan. 6, 2006 that left him comatose, will be moved within the next few weeks from the...

  • Northern Israel needs investment to bolster it—- security and development are linked

    August 14, 2008 | 12:04 am

    The graffiti on the Galilean bomb shelter that greeted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wasted no words: "Wake up Sharon, Olmert's in a coma."

    Watching Olmert tour upgraded and refurbished bomb shelters in the north after the release of the Winograd Report last spring prompted jokes in...

  • No Compassion?

    By Arthur J. Magida

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The day my mother was transferred from a nursing home to a hospice, I raced from Baltimore to northeastern Pennsylvania. This 80-mph excursion into death -- my mother's death -- might rescue me from whatever boredom and tedium had enveloped me, but it would also plunge me into a...

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