Secretary of State’s tenth visit to the region since taking office last year; will meet with Netanyahu and Abbas
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, comatose since a 2006 stroke, slipped closer to death on Thursday after a sharp decline in the condition of the ex-general who long symbolized Israel’s military might. Reviled by Arabs over his hardline policies and viewed with a mixture of respect and suspicion by many Israelis, 85-year-old Sharon has been on life support at Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv for the past eight years, far from the public gaze.
At least 10 wounded in Haret Hreik neighborhood, cars set ablaze
Hapoel Jatt’s players received police escort following game at Kfar Tapuah, but local residents threw stones and eggs at their vehicles.
Israeli courts would be unable to suppress information indefinitely if it has already been leaked to the foreign press or Internet.
Largest laboratory of its kind found in southern Israel. Police find professional equipment in couple’s home
Visit, hours before expected arrival of John Kerry, highlights Likud, Habayit Hayehudi opposition to territorial concessions
Family gathers by his bedside as doctors say former PM’s vital organs failing, warn it is matter of hours or days; Sharon in coma since massive stroke in 2006