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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
By United Press International

Sabra and Shatilah, the forgotten massacre

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The day Pope Benedict XVI ended an acclaimed "peace pilgrimage" to Lebanon, urging an end to the Syrian bloodbath, Palestinians marked the 30th anniversary of the massacre of hundreds of their compatriots by Christian militiamen in Beirut.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 22, 2012.
By United Press International
Commentary: Another war in 2012?

Commentary: Another war in 2012?

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The United States' two most prominent national security advisers during the Cold War wave the caution flag against U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Rabin murder conspirator leaves prison

Rabin murder conspirator leaves prison

RAMLA, Israel, May 4 (UPI) -- Hagai Amir, who was convicted of conspiring with his brother to kill Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was released from prison Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 30, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
By United Press International

Fears of new Palestinian intifada mount

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 27 (UPI) -- A call by an imprisoned Palestinian icon for a new wave of civil resistance against Israel's occupation has alarmed Israelis.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 19, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 4, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
By United Press International
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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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