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WORLD
January 14, 2006 | From Associated Press
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's failure to wake up from a coma nine days after a massive stroke does not bode well for his recovery, some doctors said Friday. Sharon, 77, remained in critical but stable condition, said Hadassah University Medical Center spokesman Ron Krumer. Israel's Channel 10 television and Army Radio cited Hadassah officials as saying they were worried that Sharon had shown no sign of awakening.
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WORLD
January 13, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Israel's political season resumed Thursday with internal elections in several parties after a weeklong pause due to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's health crisis. Officials at Hadassah University Medical Center said Sharon remained in critical but stable condition, with a regular heartbeat, but they gave few details. The hospital had held regular briefings with reporters but since Wednesday has given only terse updates on its website or via pager messages.
WORLD
January 13, 2006 | From Associated Press
Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson has sent a letter apologizing for suggesting that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke was divine punishment for pulling out of the Gaza Strip last summer. Robertson's comments drew widespread condemnation from other Christian leaders, President Bush and Israeli officials, who canceled plans to include the American evangelist in the construction of a Christian tourist center in northern Israel.
WORLD
January 12, 2006 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's doctors opted Wednesday to keep him under low-level sedation, slowing their attempts to bring him out of his medically induced coma. A week after the 77-year-old Israeli leader suffered a massive stroke, he remained unconscious and in critical condition despite some initial signs of brain activity such as moving his limbs in response to pain stimulus.
WORLD
January 11, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Doctors said Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon showed more signs of improvement Tuesday, moving both hands and continuing to breathe on his own as he was gradually being awakened from a medically induced coma following a massive stroke six days earlier. Dr. Yoram Weiss, an anesthesiologist at Hadassah University Medical Center who is part of the team treating Sharon, said the prime minister's condition was stable and his life was in "no immediate danger."
WORLD
January 10, 2006 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon breathed on his own and moved a hand and a leg as doctors on Monday began the arduous and delicate process of rousing him from the medically induced coma he had been in since suffering a massive stroke last week. The 77-year-old Israeli leader remained unconscious and in critical condition, with physicians still unsure what degree of damage has been dealt to his cognitive abilities.
OPINION
January 10, 2006
Saree Makdisi objects to calling Ariel Sharon a "man of courage and peace" (Opinion, Jan. 7). Ariel Sharon is a fierce Israeli patriot who served his country with distinction for more than 60 years. He understood that if Israel wanted to be a Jewish and democratic state, it must separate itself from the Palestinians, so he accepted the two-state solution. He took the first positive step by withdrawing Israeli settlers from Gaza. That is why the world considers Sharon a "man of courage and peace," even if Makdisi does not like that.
WORLD
January 10, 2006 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Shlomo Mor-Yosef moves quickly and with determination through the crowd of journalists camped out on the paved driveway of Hadassah hospital. His gaze is fixed straight ahead, flashing cameras trailing him and onlookers pointing with recognition. Mor-Yosef, a no-nonsense, bespectacled gynecologist, has become the voice and furrow-browed face of one of modern Israel's most wrenching dramas: the life-and-death struggle of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
WORLD
January 9, 2006 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Doctors said early today that they planned to begin reviving Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a procedure that could provide the best opportunity thus far to assess the extent of brain damage he suffered because of a massive stroke. The 77-year-old prime minister, who has remained in a medically induced coma for four days, continued today in critical but stable condition, as doctors set out to begin easing his sedation and testing his responses.
WORLD
January 8, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Doctors said Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remained in critical condition in a medically induced coma Saturday as fresh tests showed that swelling in his brain had eased slightly after a massive stroke three days earlier. Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director of Hadassah University Medical Center, said during an evening briefing that specialists at the hospital in various medical fields would gather today to plan a course of action.
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