Sunday, December 18, 2005

Ariel Sharon suffers stroke

Speaking of Ariel Sharon, which I did in my previous post, the BBC is reporting that the Israeli prime minister "has been taken to hospital after suffering a 'very minor' stroke." Officials at Jerusalem's Hadassah University Hospital say that "[Sharon] is conscious and that his condition is not life-threatening". See here for more.

Last month, Sharon, whom I tapped here as a worthy Nobel Peace Prize candidate, left Likud to start a new centrist party, Kadima (Forward).

Let's hope he recovers fully from this setback. Israel -- and the Middle East -- needs him to lead the way toward peace.

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Update (12/19/05): The Jerusalem Post has more here. Haaretz has more here.

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