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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
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Israeli military says it killed terrorist who planned recent attacks

JERUSALEM, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The military unit of Islamic Jihad said it would avenge the death of a terrorist killed during an Israeli military strike Wednesday.
Biden tells Netanyahu Iran sanctions will be enforced

Biden tells Netanyahu Iran sanctions will be enforced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden assured Israel sanctions against Iran would continue to be enforced, a senior administration official said.

Two Palestinian rockets land near Sharon funeral site

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Two rockets were fired Monday near where the funeral for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had just concluded, officials say.
Biden: Peace talks hold out 'possibility for an island of stability'

Biden: Peace talks hold out 'possibility for an island of stability'

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Israeli President Shimon Peres committed to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, with Biden saying Monday the time is ripe to act.
Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon buried next to second wife

Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon buried next to second wife

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was buried on his ranch near the Gaza border Monday in a military sendoff to one of Israel's most controversial leaders.

Israeli minister attacks PA official who called Sharon 'war criminal'

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An Israeli minister slammed a senior Palestinian Authority official Monday for calling the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon a war criminal.
Vice President Joe Biden eulogizes Ariel Sharon at state funeral

Vice President Joe Biden eulogizes Ariel Sharon at state funeral

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Israeli former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was memorialized Monday by world leaders. Sharon died January 11 at the age of 85 after being comatose for eight years following a stroke.
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Ariel Sharon's casket in Knesset Plaza for public viewing

JERUSALEM, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was placed outside the Knesset Sunday for Israelis to pay their last respects, officials said.
World leaders mourn death of Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM

World leaders mourn death of Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM

JERUSALEM, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Condolences poured in from across the world Saturday at the news former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had died at age 85 after eight years in a coma.
Secretary Kerry comments on death of Ariel Sharon

Secretary Kerry comments on death of Ariel Sharon

Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry commented on the passing of Israeli former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Saturday at the age of 85.
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Former Israeli PM Sharon still fighting for life in hospital

JERUSALEM, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A doctor in Jerusalem Sunday said he was not optimistic former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's medical condition will improve, but "he is not suffering."
Hospital director says tests indicate Ariel Sharon has blood infection

Hospital director says tests indicate Ariel Sharon has blood infection

TEL HASHOMER, Israel, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's already critical medical condition has deteriorated further, a doctor said Friday.
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Ariel Sharon
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke on January 4, 2005. He is shown during a press conference at his office in Jerusalem, on November 21, 2005. (UPI Photo/Emilio Morenatti/POOL/Files)
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Ariel Sharon (Hebrew:  אריאל שרון‎, also known by his diminutive Arik, אַריק, born Ariel Scheinermann, אריאל שיינרמן on 26 February 1928) is an Israeli statesman and retired general, who served as Israel’s 11th Prime Minister. He has been in a permanent vegetative state since suffering a stroke on 4 January 2006.

Sharon was a commander in the Israeli Army since its inception in 1948. As an army officer, he participated in the 1948 War of Independence, the Qibya massacre of 1953, the 1956 Suez War, the Six-Day War of 1967, and the Yom-Kippur War of 1973. After retiring from the army, Sharon joined the right-wing Likud party, and served in a number of ministerial posts in Likud-led governments in 1977–92 and 1996–99. He became the leader of the Likud in 2000, and served as Israel’s Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006.

During his long military and political career, Sharon was considered a controversial and polarizing figure. In 1983 a commission established by the Israeli Government found that as Minister of Defense during the 1982 Lebanon War Sharon bore personal, but indirect, responsibility for the massacre by Lebanese militias of Palestinian civilians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila. In 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s Sharon championed construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. However, as Prime Minister, in 2004–05 Sharon orchestrated Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Facing stiff opposition to this policy within the Likud, in November 2005 he left Likud to form a new Kadima party.

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