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2006-01-19 03:37:42

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's centrist Kadima party, with interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the helm, has widened its lead ahead of a March 28 general election, an opinion poll showed on Thursday. The survey in the Yedioth Ahronoth daily found that Kadima under Olmert, who took over from Ariel Sharon after the 77-year-old leader suffered a stroke on January 4 that left him in a coma, would win 43 seats in the 120-seat parliament. The centre-left Labor Party was up slightly with...

2006-01-12 02:23:39

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors could end Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's sedation on Thursday in the boldest bid yet to rouse him from an induced coma and assess brain damage caused by a massive stroke, medical sources said. A week into a health crisis that has cast a pall over Middle East peace prospects, the 77-year-old leader remained unconscious and in a critical condition despite displaying basic physical reflexes as his anaesthetic was gradually reduced....

2006-01-12 01:50:58

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors could end Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's sedation on Thursday in the boldest bid yet to rouse him from an induced coma and assess brain damage caused by a massive stroke, medical sources said. A week into a health crisis that has cast a pall over Middle East peace prospects, the 77-year-old leader remained unconscious and in a critical condition despite displaying basic physical reflexes as his anaesthetic was gradually reduced....

2006-01-11 18:47:02

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors could end Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's sedation on Thursday in the boldest bid yet to rouse him from an induced coma and assess brain damage caused by a massive stroke, medical sources said. A week into a health crisis that has cast a pall over Middle East peace prospects, the 77-year-old leader remained unconscious and in critical condition despite displaying basic physical reflexes as his anaesthetic was gradually reduced....

2006-01-09 06:53:05

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon began breathing on his own on Monday, the first positive sign as doctors tried to bring him out of an induced coma to assess brain damage from a massive stroke. "He is still connected to respirators that help him but the prime minister is breathing spontaneously," Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director of Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital, told reporters. "This is the first sign of some sort of activity in his brain." As...

2006-01-09 04:43:25

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon began breathing on his own on Monday, the first positive sign as doctors tried to rouse him from a medically induced coma to assess brain damage from a massive stroke. "He is still connected to respirators that help him but the prime minister is breathing spontaneously," Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director of Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital, told reporters. "This is the first sign of some sort of activity in his...

2006-01-09 03:09:50

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors tried on Monday to revive Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from a medically induced coma to assess brain damage from a massive stroke. As Israelis kept anxious vigil for the 77-year-old leader many had seen as the best hope for resolving their conflict with the Palestinians, Sharon's medical team began reducing his sedation to help him regain consciousness. Israeli television said doctors carrying out the procedure, critical for...

2005-12-23 08:53:22

By Dan Williams-ANALYSIS JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon survived years of fighting with the Palestinians, the ire of Jewish settlers over his pullout from Gaza, and even a stroke. That record may be political gold in an Israeli election campaign shaping up to be as much a personality contest as a debate over how to pursue peacemaking -- with fewer policy differences on key issues than might first meet the eye. A 77-year-old ex-general, Sharon softened his steely...

2005-12-21 01:55:08

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's right-wing Likud party has strengthened slightly since the election of Benjamin Netanyahu as its new leader to campaign in national polls in March, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. The poll, conducted for the Haaretz newspaper after Monday's election of Netanyahu as Likud leader, suggested the party was starting to bounce back after being left in tatters by the departure of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The survey predicted Likud would win 14 seats...

2005-12-13 02:57:21

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a commanding lead in the race for the leadership of Israel's Likud party after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon quit the post to form a new centrist movement, polls showed on Tuesday. Netanyahu, a former prime minister who served as finance minister in Sharon's government, led a rebellion in the rightist Likud against the prime minister over Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in September. Polls in the Maariv and Yedioth Ahronoth...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.