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Published:January 4th, 2006 13:49 EST
PM Ariel Sharon Suffers Significant Stroke - Duties Transferred to Ehud Olmert

PM Ariel Sharon Suffers Significant Stroke - Duties Transferred to Ehud Olmert

By Alan Gray

PM Ariel Sharon, Architect of Gaza Withdrawal Peace Initiative, Suffers Significant Stroke; Powers Transferred to Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert


Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has suffered a stroke, the second one in less than three weeks, according to hospital officials. He was rushed to Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Sharon's duties have been transferred to Vice Prime MInister Ehud Olmert for the next 100 days.

PM Sharon recently broke from Likud Party which he helped found in order to create a new centrist party called Kadima (Hebrew for "forward"). All Israeli polls show that Kadima has a strong lead in the minds of Israeli voters.
 
PM Sharon is best known as the architect and implementer of Israel's dramatic withdrawal from Gaza this summer. Below are facts on that painful sacrifice that Israel made in hopes of peace. In addition to the Gaza peace initiative, PM Sharon has been a leading proponent of Israel's defensive security barrier which has saved countless innocent lives.

Source: The Israel Project