Wednesday, January 4

Update on Sharon

More information is coming out about Sharon's stroke today. The following is from the WSJ Evening Wrap:

Sharon Suffers 'Significant' Stroke
The life of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon appeared in danger after he suffered his second stroke since Dec. 18, this one "significant," according to a hospital official. Mr. Sharon had been scheduled for surgery tomorrow to close a tiny hole in his heart caused by the first stroke. Instead, he was rushed to the operating room today, suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage that caused "massive bleeding," according to one of his doctors. An Israeli news outlet said the lower half of his body was paralyzed. Mr. Sharon's duties were transferred to Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

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