Tag Archive for Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon Memorial Park to be inaugurated Tuesday

 

U.S. VP Biden: Palestine & Israel could be an ‘island of stability’ in Mideast

 

Secretary of State Kerry is expected back in the region in the coming weeks to present his ‘framework’ for a future peace agreement.

 

 

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday tried to give a boost to the flagging Mideast peace process, saying he believes Israel and a future Palestine could become an “island of stability” in a turbulent region and expressing hope that leaders would make the “difficult decisions” needed for compromise.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Vice President Joe Biden – Photo: Matty Stern/US Embassy Tel Aviv

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IDF’s New Huge Negev Complex to be Named After Sharon

The IDF’s new 4CI Branch training complex being built in the Negev & currently known as ‘Ir HaBahadim’, will be named after former General/PM.

By Elad Benari

 

The IDF’s new training complex in the Negev, known as Ir HaBahadim (lit. the city of training bases), will be named after former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, it was announced on Sunday evening.

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon received and approved the recommendation of a military names committee to name the complex after Sharon.

The town will be built on an area of 1,065 dunams (263 acres) and will house the IDF’s Armaments School, Logistics Training School, Military Police, and more. Continue Reading »

Gaza fire 2 rockets just hours before Sharon’s burial

IDF says although location of former PM’s funeral is within range of rockets from Gaza, the two rockets did not land in Israel.

 

The Israel Defense Forces said two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip just hours ahead of Ariel Sharon’s funeral on Monday morning, but they did not appear to have landed in Israel.

Fired from GazaThe location in southern Israel where the former prime minister is to be buried later Monday is within range of rockets from the Palestinian territory and rockets in the past have hit the area.

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel (Arik) Sharon Laid to Rest

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is to be buried at Havat Hashikmim in the Negev, under heavy security.

The funeral began at the Knesset.

By Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP

 

 

The funeral procession for Israel’s 11th prime minister, Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday at age 85, began Monday morning at the Knesset at a formal event attended by President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, US Vice President Joseph Biden, and former British prime minister Tony Blair.

Sharon is to be laid to rest at his Havat Hashikmim (Sycamore Ranch) in the Negev on Monday afternoon, next to his late wife, Lily. Continue Reading »

Palestinians celebrate ‘The Bulldozer’s’ death

 

Palestinians widely loathed the late Ariel Sharon as the bulldozer of crushing military offensives against them in Gaza, the West Bank and the Sabra & Chatila massacre by the hands of the Christians in Lebanon.

 

 

RAMALLAH, West Bank – Ariel Sharon’s death Saturday elicited a wide range of responses from Palestinians, but sadness wasn’t one: Some cheered and distributed sweets while others prayed for divine punishment for the former Israeli leader or recalled his central role in some of the bloodiest episodes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A Palestinian distributes sweets after hearing about the death of Ariel Sharon in Gaza

A Palestinian distributes sweets after hearing about the death of Ariel Sharon in Gaza, Jan 11, 2013.

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IDF Positions Iron Dome to Protect Sharon Burial from Gaza Rockets

Ironically, the tight security for Ariel Sharon’s Negev funeral demonstrates the lack of peace the Disengagement produced.

By David Lev

 

Security for the funeral of Ariel Sharon Monday is among the tightest for any funeral in Israel’s history. Hundreds of soldiers and police will be on hand, and helicopters, light planes, and drones will fly above the funeral procession as it works its way south from Jerusalem to Sharon’s Negev ranch. The Iron Dome system will also be on alert, in case Gaza Arab terrorists decide to fire rockets at the Negev as Sharon is being buried.

The unprecedented security, said MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) clearly shows, he said just how much of a mistake the 2005 Disengagement was. Continue Reading »

The country prepares for Sharon’s funeral & arrival of world leaders

 

State funeral with full military honors at his Sycamore Ranch will be open to the public.

By LAHAV HARKOV, BEN HARTMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF
 

 

Former prime minister Ariel Sharon, who passed away on Saturday, will be laid to rest on Monday at his Sycamore Ranch in a funeral open for the public.

Knesset guard carry former PM Ariel Sharon's coffin, January 12, 2014. - Photo: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Knesset guard carry former PM Ariel Sharon’s coffin, January 12, 2014. – Photo: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A special memorial service was set to take place at the Knesset on Monday at 9:30 a.m. where members of Sharon’s family, President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Binyamin netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, US Vice President Joe Biden and former British prime minister Tony Blair are expected to speak. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Ariel (Arik) Sharon – The Bulldozer, in War & Peace

 

Ariel Sharon was consistent throughout his life in his desire to secure Israel’s borders & was often seen with a map in hand.

 

 

Israel’s indomitable lion Ariel Sharon, a bulldozer in war and peace, died on Saturday, eight years after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage that left him in a coma from which he never awoke.

Ariel 2Perhaps the most revered and often reviled of the country’s politicians, perceived alternately as a peacemaker and a warmonger, for decades his actions as a military commander and statesman shaped both Israel’s self-perception and the world’s image of the Jewish nation.

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Sharon Death Headlines World Media

 

 

From The Wall Street Journal to the Russian RIA Novosti, Ariel Sharon’s death receives extensive coverage

By Ynet

 

The passing of former-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s did not go unnoticed in the world, and the leading papers from around the globe paid their respect to the historic event.

 

The BBC website selects the news of Sharon's death as its top story, and gives live coverage of updates and reactions from around the world
The BBC website selects the news of Sharon’s death as its top story, and gives live coverage of updates and reactions from around the world

 

The Wall Street Journal, considered a fairly conservative newspaper, choose the title 'Israel mourns a warrior'
The Wall Street Journal, considered a fairly conservative newspaper, choose the title ‘Israel mourns a warrior’

 

But not all responses were positive, in its obituary of Sharon, the Palestinian news agency Ma’an said Sharon “promoted efforts to take over Arab-owned lands and give them to Jews, with the intent of preventing Arabs who had fled from returning.”

Regarding the Lebanon War, the Palestinian news agency claimed that Sharon “presided over the bloody Israeli invasion of Lebanon… (which) killed around 20,000 Lebanese and Palestinians, and was brutal even by the standards of the ongoing civil war.”

“In the most notorious episode of Sharon’s career, he presided over and facilitated the massacre of around 3,500 unarmed Palestinian civilians in Sabra and Shatila in southern Beirut by Israeli-supported Lebanese Phalangist militias,” the news agency wrote. Continue Reading »

Sharon’s Coffin to be Moved to the Knesset on Sunday

Ministerial Committee on Symbols & Ceremonies publicizes funeral details for former PM Sharon, who passed Saturday at age 85.

By Elad Benari

 

The Ministerial Committee on Symbols and Ceremonies, chaired by Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat, convened Saturday evening at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, to discuss funeral arrangements for former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who passed away Saturday afternoon at the age of 85.

Attending the meeting were representatives of the Sharon family, Yisrael Maimon and Ilan Cohen, as well as representatives of the President’s Residence, the Knesset, the Defense Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the Israel Police and other agencies. Continue Reading »

Ariel Sharon’s health continues to deteriorate, hospital director says

The health of Israel’s former prime Minster, Ariel Sharon, who had been comatose for over 8 years, took a turn for the worse this week, but doctors treating him remain hopeful, says  director of the Sheba Medical Center.

 

 

The medical condition of former prime minister Ariel Sharon has further deteriorated, the director of the hospital where he is being treated said in a news conference on Friday morning.

Ariel Sharon official portrait - April 2001

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon – Photo: GPO

The health of Sharon, who had been comatose for over eight years, took a turn for the worse this week.

“Our tests show signs of a severe blood infection [sepsis],” said the director general of Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Zeev Rotstein, adding that Sharon was not through fighting. Continue Reading »

Hospitalized Former PM Ariel Sharon’s Condition Deteriorating

Israel’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s condition has taken a turn for the worse, after undergoing surgery last month.

Family members report, Sharon, 85, has 1-4 days to live.

By Tova Dvorin

 

 

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s condition continues to worsen, Sheba Hospital in Tel HaShomer reported Wednesday to Channel 10.

Sharon’s condition has been on the decline since being hospitalized for renal failure. The former premier underwent kidney surgery last month to fix the problem, but the move backfired, causing a further breakdown in his vital functions.

Medical officials are reportedly not optimistic; all treatment options have been exhausted they say. Continue Reading »

Ariel Sharon, the former PM, shows positive signs in latest MRI

Ex-aide to comatose Ariel Sharon says “there was some kind of positive indication” in brain scans performed on Israel’s former PM.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Brain scans performed on former prime minister Ariel Sharon this week suggested there was a chance for some improvement in his condition, an aide to the former prime minister told AFP on Friday. Sharon has been comatose since he suffered a stroke seven years ago.

Ariel SharonRaanan Gissin said that Sharon underwent MRI scans at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba on Thursday. “The test was routine, but the results not entirely so,” Gissin told AFP. “There was some kind of positive indication.”

He did not offer any further details.

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