Thursday, January 05, 2006

Refuah Shleimah!

I was just about to sign offline when I saw the headlines. First Prime Minister Sharon felt "weak" but was completely in control. Then they said he had a "minor" stroke. Now they said he had significant stroke, a cerebral hemorrhage, and is on a respirator. I hope and pray that he has a full recovery, decides to retire, and lives out the rest of his many more years as a happy citizen.


Blogger 2R said...

really? as horrible as it sounds, i don't.

1:36 AM  
Blogger iSrAeLiWannab said...

mom told me sharon had a stroke. i said so thats good right? she said no, we dont say those things are good. so i said but it really is good, right? and hten she walked away. im guessing its good. but im not sure.

4:03 AM  
Blogger stillruleall said...

2r, that does sound horrible. With all that we may disagree with him about, he has done a lot of good for this country, fought for us for 30 years, and cut terror tremendously. He has earned our tefillot, even if you think he has done a lot of wrong in the past few years.

8:20 AM  
Blogger stillruleall said...

IW, it is not good.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

israeliwannab, no it is not a good thing, nor it is a really good thing. Sharon isn't going to be able to "decide" to retire. He is most definitely been forced into retirement by this latest stroke. There are only three possible outcomes for his conditions: 1) He dies. 2) He never wakes up and slips into a irreiversable coma, as is known to be a risk for severe stroke and brain hemrhogging vistims. 3) He lives, but he will be paralyzed in his mental and physical capabilities. Just as an example, Dick Clark suffered a "medium" stroke, and his speech his splurred, and he suffers from memory lapses.

No, this is most definitely the end for Sharon's political career. This is an unprecedented event in Israel's short history. It's going to be very interesting and nail-biting to see what's going to happen next. Will Kadima fall? Will they postpone or speed up elections? Can and, if so, will Katzav reverse the order to disban the government? Who will this give momentum to? Are we actually in threat of having Peretz will the PM now? (G-d, I hope not.) This is heavy stuff. A Refuah Shelama should be blessed upon Sharon.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Just Shu said...

dav this is so unlike you, you're usuallya fan of death,

5:14 PM  

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