9 thoughts on “Sharon 'Fighting for His Life'

  1. this was an interesting quote from a yahoo article. I do consider the guy a war criminal and I tend to believe that the Gaza pullout and the wall are preludes to permanently snatching most of the West Bank, but anyone to the left of center has to consider the disengagement a positive step. And while this may be the minority view among Arabs, I have to see it as the more pragmatic one:
    …a Palestinian commentator on the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network offered Sharon unexpected praise as “the first Israeli leader who stopped claiming Israel had a right to all of the Palestinians’ land,” a reference to Israeli’s recent withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
    “A live Sharon is better for the Palestinians now, despite all the crimes he has committed against us,” said Ghazi al-Saadi.

  2. For those wishing to pray for the well-being of Ariel Sharon:
    Son of Samuel and Devorah Scheinerman, so his Hebrew name:
    Ariel ben Shmuel (v’Devorah)

  3. 06:55 Doctor: Sharon still under anesthesia, on respirator, in very serious condition (Haaretz)
    06:55 Hadassah doctor: You could say Sharon is in serious condition (Haaretz)
    06:54 Doctor: We expect surgery to continue for a few more hours (Haaretz)
    06:53 Hadassah doctor: Sharon still in operating room (Haaretz)

  4. Actually, it should be Ariel ben Deborah (v’Shmuel). Prayers for healing follow the mother’s name, aliyot (traditionally) the father’s.

  5. Israel Chief Rabbi Metzger issued a call to pray for Ariel ben Vera. I added his name while saying tehilim for my wife and newborn son. What a coincidence that I had the opportunity, otherwise I’m not too sure if I’d have bothered.
    I’m definitely not happy about this, but I’d rather pray for the souls of the 1030 Jews who were killed under his term, pray for the recovery of the thousands more injured and maimed, and not forget the 9000 Jews he evicted and 25 Jewish villages he destroyed.
    The last few years have shown us how evil a Jewish leader can get, BUT we have no news on if he managed to say a ‘Shema Yisrael’ before passing out, essentially doing tshuva and preventing us from talking lashon hara, something that frankly has been allowed in recent past since he was proven ‘evil’. (Apparently, his secular entourage is quite uncomfortable now with the fact that even in the secular media, prayer is being called for openly).
    May he recover and do real tshuva, ask for forgiveness from all the people he’s hurt over the years and live to 120.

  6. Another thing,
    many are already eulogizing him and IMo this is somewhat justified.
    Notwithstanding a miracle, Sharon will not be returning to political ‘life’. The ultimate irony is that until he launched the disengagement idea, these people villified him for the past twenty years, and now are sincerely eulogizing him.

  7. Televangelist Pat Robertson: Sharon’s stroke result of God’s ‘enmity’ for Gaza pullout
    Conservative Christian evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson on Thursday linked Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s stroke to God’s “enmity against those who ‘divide my land.'”
    “He was dividing God’s land and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations, or the United States of America,” Robertson said on his television program, “The 700 Club,” broadcast from his Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach. “God says ‘this land belongs to me. You better leave it alone.'”

    Reliable sources indicate to Israel Insider that PM Ariel Sharon died at 11 am. Israeli media channels still report his condition is “very grave.” Director of Hadassah Hospital Shlomo Mor-Yosef officially denies “rumors” of death and says Sharon’s condition is “serious but stable.”

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