Roger L. Simon

Sharon's stroke worrying

I am not normally overly concerned about the health of individual politicians, but Ariel Sharon had shown great courage of late in the search for a solution to the perpetual Israeli-Palestinian crisis and his leadership is vastly more important than most. I hope his stroke is indeed “minor,” as Haaretz is reporting.

UPDATE: Arik seems to be okay – “I feel fine,” Sharon was quoted as saying by aides. Israeli television said he had quipped to doctors: “You’re not getting rid of me yet.”