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Comatose former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon in critical condition

Comatose former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon in critical condition

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma for eight years and his organs failing, was in critical condition Thursday, a hospital official said.
Kerry comments on Ariel Sharon

Kerry comments on Ariel Sharon

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Prior to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding Mideast peace, Kerry commented on the deteriorating health of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and expressed that his thoughts are with Sharon and his family.
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Ariel Sharon in critical condition

Ariel Sharon in critical condition

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The health of Israeli former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for almost eight years, has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer hospital outside Tel Aviv.
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Israeli officials call NSA eavesdropping business as usual

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli officials said eavesdropping by the National Security Agency was business as usual, projecting a calm reaction to spying that has alarmed others.

After years of blocking, Israel backs Gaza offshore gas

GAZA, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- After decades of stifling Palestinian efforts to develop Mediterranean natural gas fields off the Gaza Strip, Israel's government is now reported to be supporting the $1 billion project that observers say could transform Palestinian aspirations for statehood.

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Israel OKs oil drilling on occupied Golan

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Israel's go-ahead for oil exploration on Syria's Golan Heights is likely to stir a diplomatic hornet's nest.

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Brain activity noted in comatose Sharon

BEERSHEBA, Israel, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma since a 2006 brain hemorrhage, shows signs of brain activity, doctors said.

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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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