Ariel Sharon

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Ariel Sharon

Israeli statesman and retired general, who served as Israel-s 11th Prime Minister add

Category: Politics

Born in 1928.

Countries: Israel (61%), Palestine (6%), United States (5%)

Main connections: Likud, Ehud Olmert, Israeli Labor Party

Linked to: Kadima, Likud, Labor Party, Israel Defense Forces




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Ariel Sharon was born in 1928 add something


In the 1940s and 1950s, Sharon seemed to be personally devoted to the ideals of Mapai, the predecessor of the modern Labor Party add something


In 1942 at the age of 14, Sharon joined the Gadna, a paramilitary youth battalion, and later the Haganah, the underground paramilitary force and the Jewish military precursor to the Israel Defense Forces add something


Sharon was a commander in the Israeli Army since its inception in 1948 add something


In September 1949, Sharon was promoted to company commander and in 1950 to intelligence officer for Central Command add something


Mordechai Gur - During the 1950s he was a company commander under the command of Ariel Sharon


The unit was known for raids against Arab civilians and military targets, most notably the widely condemned Qibya massacre in the fall of 1953, in which 69 Palestinian civilians, some of them children, were killed when Sharon's troops attacked the village and dynamited buildings there in a reprisal for a fedayeen attack in Yehud add something


War of Attrition - He was an instrumental figure in the creation of Unit 101, the Retribution operations, the 1956 Suez War, the Six-Day War of 1967, the War of Attrition and the Yom-Kippur War of 1973 add something


In the 1956 Suez War , Sharon commanded Unit 202 , and was responsible for taking ground east of the Sinai's Mitla Pass and eventually taking the pass itself add something


It continued its raids into Arab territory, culminating with the attack on the Qalqilyah police station in the autumn of 1956 add something


Sharon sent two infantry companies, a mortar battery and some AMX-13 tanks under the command of Mordechai Gur into the Heitan Defile on the afternoon of 31 October 1956 add something


From 1958 to 1962, Sharon served as commander of an infantry brigade and studied law at Tel Aviv University add something


Shortly after becoming a military instructor, he married Margalit, with whom he had a son, Gur. Margalit died in a car accident in May 1962 add something


However, when Yitzhak Rabin became Chief of Staff in 1964, Sharon began again to rise rapidly in the ranks, occupying the positions of Infantry School Commander and Head of Army Training Branch, eventually achieving the rank of Aluf add something


Battle of Abu-Ageila - In the 1967 Six-Day War, Sharon commanded the most powerful armored division on the Sinai front which made a breakthrough in the Kusseima-Abu-Ageila fortified area add something


Their son, Gur, died in October 1967 after a friend accidentally shot him while they were playing with a rifle add something


In 1969, he was appointed the Head of IDF's Southern Command add something


In the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Sharon championed construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip add something


Thus, Sharon is widely viewed as responsible for Israel's ground victory in the Sinai in 1973 add something


However, after retiring from military service, he was instrumental in establishing Likud in July 1973 by a merger of Herut, the Liberal Party and independent elements add something


He had no further promotions before retiring in August 1973 add something


At the start of the Yom Kippur War on 6 October 1973, Sharon was called back to active duty along with his assigned reserve armored division add something


Shai Hermesh - Yom Kippur War - In the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Hermesh was a combat soldier in the paratroop force that crossed the Suez Canal under the command of General Ariel Sharon


Menachem Begin - In 1973, Begin agreed to a plan by Ariel Sharon to form a larger bloc of opposition parties, made up from Gahal, the Free Centre, and other smaller groups


Shmuel Gonen - He continued to rise through the ranks, and on 15 July 1973, he replaced Ariel Sharon as Chief of the Southern Command


Sharon's political positions were controversial and he was relieved of duty in February 1974 add something


From June 1975 to March 1976, Sharon was a special aide to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin add something


He planned his return to politics for the 1977 elections; first he tried to return to the Likud and replace Menachem Begin at the head of the party add something


Since the 1980s, Sharon had suffered from obesity, and suspected chronic high blood pressure and high cholesterol - he was reputed to be tall and to weigh add something


After the 1981 elections, Begin rewarded Sharon for his important contribution to Likud's narrow win, by appointing him Minister of Defense add something


Majalli Wahabi - Wahabi met then-Defense Minister Ariel Sharon in 1981


Bachir Gemayel - On 12 September 1982, in an attempt to fix the relations between Begin and Bachir, Ariel Sharon had a secret meeting with Bachir in Bikfaya


In 1983 the commission established by the Israeli Government found that as Minister of Defense during the 1982 Lebanon War Sharon bore "personal responsibility" for the massacre by Lebanese militias of Palestinian civilians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila, for his having disregarded the prospect of acts of bloodshed by the Phalangists against the population of the refugee camps, and not having prevented their entry add something


In its 21 February 1983 issue, "Time" published a story implying Sharon was directly responsible for the massacres add something


Naomi Blumenthal - After retaining her seat in 1996 and 1999, she was appointed Deputy Minister of National Infrastructure by Ariel Sharon in 2001


Avigdor Ben-Gal - In June 1997 he was called to testify in a libel suit that Ariel Sharon brought against the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz for their claim that he had concealed his plans for an operation into Lebanon in 1982 - during which Ben Gal was still leading the Northern Command


During the latter part of his career Sharon was investigated for alleged involvement in a number of financial scandals, in particular, the Greek Island Affair and irregularities of fundraising during 1999 election campaign add something


In the 1999 election fundraising scandal, Sharon was not charged with any wrongdoing, but his son Omri, a Knesset member at the time, was charged and sentenced in 2006 to nine months in prison add something


Isaac Herzog - Although he did not win a seat in the 1999 elections, Herzog served as government secretary in Ehud Barak's cabinet until 2001 when Barak was defeated by Ariel Sharon in a special election for Prime Minister


Limor Livnat - Following Netanyahu's resignation from the Likud leadership after the party's defeat in the 1999 elections, Livnat supported Ariel Sharon's successful attempt to serve as the next chairperson of the party


Shalom Simhon - He retained his seat in the 1999 elections, and was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Ariel Sharon's national unity government as well as serving as chairman of the Finance Committee


Salah Tarif - He was re-elected in 1999 , and in 2001 was appointed a Minister without Portfolio in Ariel Sharon's national unity government, making him the first non-Jew to hold a full ministerial position


Menachem Mazuz - However, the circumstances of his appointment drew considerable interest because Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his sons were under investigation by the Attorney General's office for campaign-finance irregularities relating to his 1999 campaign for leadership of the Likud party


Meshulam Nahari - Nahari was first elected to the Knesset in the 1999 elections and served as Deputy Minister of Education under both Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon


On 28 September 2000, Sharon and an escort of over 1,000 Israeli police officers visited the Temple Mount complex, site of the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque, the holiest place in the world to Jews and the third holiest site in Islam add something


The Or Commission, an Israeli panel of inquiry appointed to investigate the October 2000 events, add something


Efrim Menuck - Menuck has been an outspoken critic of the Israeli government; the liner notes for "Yanqui U.X.O." criticize Ariel Sharon's 2000 visit to the Temple Mount


Saeb Erekat - Erekat was also, along with Arafat and Faisal Husseini, one of the three high-ranking Palestinians who asked Ariel Sharon not to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque in September 2000, an event which Palestinians claim sparked off the Second Intifada


Second Intifada - It started in September 2000, when Ariel Sharon made a visit to the Temple Mount, seen by Palestinians as highly provocative; and Palestinian demonstrators, throwing stones at police, were dispersed by the Israeli army with military force, using lethal ammunition


Elie Hobeika, the leader of the Phalange militia who carried out the massacres, was assassinated in January 2001, several months before he was scheduled to testify against Sharon for the trial add something


After the collapse of Barak's government, Sharon was elected Prime Minister in February 2001 add something


On 18 June 2001 relatives of the victims of the Sabra massacre began proceedings in Belgium to have Sharon indicted on war crimes charges add something


Yuri Stern - After Ariel Sharon beat Ehud Barak in a special election for Prime Minister in 2001, Yisrael Beiteinu was added to Sharon's coalition government and Stern was appointed Deputy Minister in the Ministry in the Prime Minister's Office


Gideon Ezra - After Ariel Sharon beat Ehud Barak in the 2001 election for Prime Minister, Ezra was appointed Deputy Minister of Internal Security


Matan Vilnai - After Ariel Sharon beat Barak in the 2001 election for Prime Minister, Vilnai was reappointed to his post in the new government


Meir Porush - After Ariel Sharon won a special election for Prime Minister in 2001 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction


Natan Sharansky - After Ariel Sharon won a special election for Prime Minister in 2001, the party joined his new government, and was again given two ministerial posts


Roni Milo - After Ariel Sharon won special elections for Prime Minister in 2001, Milo was made Minister of Regional Co-operation in the new government


Avraham Shochat - After Ariel Sharon won special elections for Prime Minister in 2001, Shochat left the cabinet


Binyamin Ben-Eliezer - After Ariel Sharon's victory in the special election for Prime Minister in 2001, Ben-Eliezer was appointed Minister of Defense in the national unity government, and served as Labor Party leader following Barak's resignation until Amram Mitzna was elected in 2002


Yitzhak Shamir - After Netanyahu was defeated, Shamir returned to the Likud fold and supported Ariel Sharon in the 2001 election


Shimon Peres - Following Ehud Barak's defeat by Ariel Sharon in the 2001 direct election for Prime Minister, Peres made yet another comeback.


Binyamin Elon - He consequently served two terms as Minister of Tourism, between 2001 and 2002 and again between 2003 and 2004, both in Ariel Sharon's government


Meretz - However, after Likud leader Ariel Sharon beat Barak in a special Prime Ministerial election in 2001, Meretz left the government


Dyab Abou Jahjah - In 2001, Abou Jahjah founded the Sabra and Shatila committee, which brought a lawsuit against former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for his alleged role in massacres in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps during the Israel-Lebanon war in the early 1980s


Uzi Landau - In 2001, he was appointed Minister of Internal Security by Ariel Sharon and retained his place in the cabinet after the 2003 election, when he was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister's Office


Salah Tarif - When appointed Minister without Portfolio by Ariel Sharon in 2001, he became Israel's first non-Jewish government minister


Rehavam Ze'evi - Following the election of Ariel Sharon in February 2001, Ze'evi joined the coalition and was appointed Tourism Minister of Israel


Elie Hobeika - In June 2001, Chibli Mallat, a left-wing Maronite lawyer, filed a case against Ariel Sharon in Belgium under a law that allowed foreigners to be sued for crimes against humanity


Tzipi Livni - When Likud leader Ariel Sharon became prime minister in July 2001, Livni was appointed Minister of Regional Co-operation, and thereafter held various Cabinet positions including Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Minister of Immigrant Absorption and Minister of Housing and Construction


In June 2002, a Brussels Appeals Court rejected the lawsuit because the law was subsequently changed to disallow such lawsuits unless a Belgian citizen is involved add something


Benjamin Netanyahu - In 2002, after the Israeli Labor Party left the coalition and vacated the position of foreign minister, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon appointed Netanyahu as Foreign Minister.


Scooter Libby - In 2002, while Colin Powell was having a difficult trip in the Middle East, he complained to Jack Straw that Ariel Sharon always seemed to have advance notice of the US position


David Duke - On February 5, 2002, Duke said, on his Internet radio show, that Ariel Sharon was "the world's worst terrorist" and that Mossad was involved in the September 11 attacks


Haim Ramon - He opposed Barak's proposals to enter a coalition under Ariel Sharon, and did not participate in the coalition formed in March 2002 by Sharon and Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Barak's successor as Labor leader


Efraim Halevy - On October 2002, he was appointed the second head of the National Security Council and an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon


Scooter Libby - Libby was actively involved in the Bush administration's efforts to negotiate the Israeli-Palestinian "road map" for peace; for example, he participated in a series of meetings with Jewish leaders in early December 2002 and a meeting with two aides of then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in mid-April 2003, culminating in the Red Sea Summit on June 4, 2004


In May 2003, Sharon endorsed the Road Map for Peace put forth by the United States, European Union, and Russia, which opened a dialogue with Mahmud Abbas, and announced his commitment to the creation of a Palestinian state in the future add something


Likud - After a convincing win in the 2003 elections, Likud saw a major split in 2005, when Likud leader Ariel Sharon left the party to form the new Kadima party


George W. Bush - Bush, Mahmoud Abbas, and Ariel Sharon meet at the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan, June 4, 2003.


Isaac Herzog - Herzog managed to win a seat in the 2003 election as a member of the Labor Party, and was appointed Minister of Housing and Building at his request when Labor joined Ariel Sharon's coalition government on 10 January 2005


Isaac Herzog - Herzog managed to win a seat in the 2003 election as a member of the Labor Party, and was appointed Minister of Housing and Building at his request when Labor joined Ariel Sharon's coalition government on 10 January 2005


Regional Cooperation Minister of Israel - However, the ministry was closed by Ariel Sharon's government in 2003


Ehud Olmert - In 2003 Olmert was re-elected to the Knesset , and became a cabinet minister and acting prime minister in the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon


Ministry of Welfare and Social Services - In the term of the second government of Ariel Sharon , the responsibility of work-related issues was transferred to the Industry, Trade and Labor ministry and in 2007 the name was changed to be Welfare and Social Services Ministry


Carlos Latuff - In their 2003 Annual Report, the Stephen Roth Institute compared Latuff's cartoons of Sharon to "the antisemitic caricatures of Philipp Rupprecht in "Julius Streicher"'s Der Stürmer


Saeb Erekat - When Mahmoud Abbas was nominated to serve as Prime Minister of the Palestinian Legislative Council in early 2003, Erekat was slated to be Minister of Negotiations in the new cabinet, but he soon resigned after he was excluded from a delegation to meet Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon


Efraim Halevy - In June 2003, he resigned from this position after Dov Weisglass, the bureau chief of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, isolated and neutralized him, and Prime Minister Sharon refrained from accepting his recommendations on a host of issues, and went to teach at Hebrew University of Jerusalem


On 20 July 2004, Sharon called on French Jews to emigrate from France to Israel immediately, in light of an increase in French anti-Semitism add something


On 1 December 2004, Sharon dismissed five ministers from the Shinui party for voting against the government's 2005 budget add something


Duraid Lahham - In 2004, he visited districts of Southern Lebanon which had been liberated from Israeli occupation, and gave a speech at a press conference criticizing George W. Bush and Ariel Sharon, comparing them to Hitler


Conseil Representatif des Institutions juives de France - It generally supports Zionist goals and the state of Israel, although CRIF denounced Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's 2004 characterization of antisemitism in France and his calls for all French Jews to emigrate to Israel


Talcott Williams Seelye - Seelye and over 50 former US ambassadors and government officials signed the Middle East Policy Council's letter to President George W. Bush, criticizing US policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, specifically Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unilateral Gaza withdrawal plan, announced in 2004 and enacted in 2005 , which followed earlier British diplomats' letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair


Agudat Yisrael - When both parties joined the government coalition of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2004 the UTJ union was broken due to rivalries


Shlomo Amar - In January 2004, following the recommendations of the Knesset and the Chief Rabbis, Ariel Sharon announced a plan to bring all of the Falash Mura to Israel by the end of 2007


Second Intifada - On February 2, 2004, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced his plan to transfer all the Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip


Tzvi Tzur - Tzur was active in public affairs until his last days, and on 29 April 2004 he signed a letter of support in Ariel Sharon's disengament plan


Avigdor Lieberman - In May 2004, Lieberman was dismissed from the cabinet by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon due to his opposition to the Gaza disengagement, and Yisrael Beiteinu left the government in June in protest of the disengagement


Avigdor Lieberman - On 30 May 2004, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon condemned Lieberman's statements, stating "We regard Israeli Arabs as part of the State of Israel


Zvi Hendel - During Ariel Sharon's second term as Prime Minister of Israel, Hendel served as Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, and Sports until the National Union party was dismissed from the coalition on 6 June 2004 prior to a vote on the disengagement plan


In 2005, he was voted the 8th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website "Ynet" to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis add something


To avoid a potential conflict of interest in relation to these investigations, Sharon in his role as Prime Minister was not involved in the confirmation of the appointment of a new Attorney General Menahem Mazuz in 2005 add something


In January 2005 Sharon formed a national unity government that included representatives of Likud, Labor, and Meimad and Degel HaTorah as "out-of-government" supporters without any seats in the government add something


Between 16 and 30 August 2005, Sharon controversially expelled 9,480 Jewish settlers from 21 settlements in Gaza and four settlements in the northern West Bank add something


After Israeli soldiers bulldozed every settlement structure except for several former synagogues, Israeli soldiers formally left Gaza on 11 September 2005 and closed the border fence at Kissufim add something


Facing stiff opposition to this policy within the Likud, in November 2005 he left Likud to form a new Kadima party add something


The measure was an attempt by Netanyahu to call an early primary in November 2005 to choose the party's leader add something


On 21 November 2005, Sharon resigned as head of Likud, and dissolved parliament to form a new centrist party called Kadima add something


On 10 December 2005 Israeli police raided Martin Schlaff's apartment in Jerusalem add something


On 18 December 2005, Sharon suffered a mild stroke, specifically a relatively unusual type called a paradoxical embolism, in which a clot from the venous circulation crosses over into the arterial circulation through a hole between the right and left atria called an atrial septal defect and goes to the brain, causing a transient speech and motor disturbance add something


On 20 December 2005, Sharon's longtime rival Benjamin Netanyahu was elected his successor as leader of Likud add something


Agudat Yisrael - Agudat Yisrael supported Ariel Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan of 2005


Likud - In 2005 Ariel Sharon defied the recent tendencies of Likud and abandoned the policy of seeking to settle in the West Bank and Gaza


Meir Porush - In 2005 he caused controversy by saying that PM Ariel Sharon reminded him of Benito Mussolini


Israeli-Palestinian conflict - In 2005, Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, a proposal put forward by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, was enacted


Israeli–Palestinian conflict - In 2005, Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, a proposal put forward by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, was enacted


Menachem Mazuz - In the summer of 2005, he secured the indictment of Ariel Sharon's son Omri on corruption charges, but decided not to charge Ariel Sharon himself and his other son, Gilad


Michael Kleiner - Since their sensed betrayal by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the summer of 2005, the settler community has become increasingly weary of secular nationalist politicians


Stanley Fischer - Fischer was appointed Governor of the Bank of Israel in January 2005 by the Israeli cabinet, after being recommended by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


Haim Ramon - In January 2005, the Labor Party entered the government of Ariel Sharon and Ramon became Minister without Portfolio responsible for Jerusalem Affairs, departing in November 2005 with the other Labor ministers


Mohammad Barakeh - In February 2005, Barakeh was threatened by Kahanist activist Baruch Marzel over his pivotal support for Ariel Sharon's evacuation compensation bill, a move that paved the way for Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank


Second Intifada - Some consider the Sharm el-Sheikh Summit on 8 February 2005 the end of the "Second Intifada", when President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed to stop all acts of violence against Israelis and Palestinians and reaffirmed their commitment to the Roadmap for peace


Maasiyahu Prison - In March 2005, a wing of the prison was converted to house those detained while protesting Sharon's plan to withdraw from 21 settlements in Gaza and another 4 in the West Bank


Ken Livingstone - In a March 2005 commentary in "The Guardian" he accused Israel's prime minister Ariel Sharon of being a "war criminal", citing his alleged personal responsibility for the Sabra and Shatila massacre in 1982 and accusations of ethnic cleansing


Palestinian National Authority - In August 2005, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon began his unilateral disengagement plan from Gaza strip, ceding full effective internal control of the Strip to the Palestinian Authority but retained control of its borders including air and sea


Shimon Peres - On 30 November 2005 Peres announced that he was leaving the Labor Party to support Ariel Sharon and his new Kadima party.


Kadima - It was established on 24 November 2005 by moderates from Likud largely to support the issue of Ariel Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan, and was soon joined by like-minded Labor politicians


He has been in a persistent vegetative state since suffering a stroke on 4 January 2006 add something


He continued to take two shots of enoxaparin daily, and a cardiac catheterization procedure to repair the hole in his heart was scheduled for 5 January 2006 add something


On 11 February 2006, doctors performed emergency surgery to remove 50 cm of Sharon's large intestine that had become necrotic, probably due a blood clot and the subsequent lack of blood flow add something


Netanyahu, along with Labor's Amir Peretz, were "Kadima"'s chief rivals in the March 2006 elections add something


The new centrist political party he had founded, Kadima, had won the largest number of seats in the Knesset elections held on 28 March 2006 add something


On 11 April 2006, the Israeli Cabinet deemed that Sharon was incapacitated add something


The new governing coalition installed in May 2006 included Kadima, with Olmert as Prime Minister, Labor , the Gil Party, the Shas religious party, and Yisrael Beiteinu add something


On 28 May 2006, Sharon was transferred from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital to a long-term care unit at Sheba Medical Center, a large civilian and military hospital in Tel HaShomer near Ramat Gan add something


On 23 July 2006, a hospital spokesman announced that Sharon's condition was deteriorating, with a change in his brain tissue, his kidney function worsening, and fluid accumulating in his body add something


On 26 July 2006, doctors moved him to the intensive care unit, where he underwent hemofiltration add something


On 14 August 2006, doctors reported that Sharon's condition had worsened significantly and that he was suffering from pneumonia in both lungs add something


On 29 August 2006, doctors reported that he had been successfully treated for his pneumonia and moved out of intensive care back to the long-term care unit add something


On 3 November 2006, Sharon was admitted to intensive care after contracting a heart infection add something


He was moved out of the intensive care unit on 6 November 2006 add something


Sharon remained in the long-term care center following 6 November 2006 add something


Acting (law) - For example, in 2006 when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had a severe stroke, Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert assumed power on the basis that he was "acting for" the incapacitated Sharon


Acting (law) - For example, in 2006 when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had a severe stroke, Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert assumed power on the basis that he was "acting for" the incapacitated Sharon


Dalia Itzik - In 2006 she defected to Ariel Sharon's newly formed party, Kadima


Ehud Olmert - On 4 January 2006, as the designated Acting Prime Minister, Olmert became Acting Prime Minister as a result of the serious stroke suffered by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon


Amir Peretz - This action deprived the government of its majority in the Knesset and resulted in Prime Minister Ariel Sharon calling a new election for 28 March 2006


On 13 April 2007, it was reported that Sharon's condition had slightly improved and that according to his son, Omri, he was marginally responsive, capable of following things with his eyes and firming his hands add something


Stern magazine, 13 September 2007 add something


On 27 October 2009, his doctor reported that he was still comatose but in a stable condition add something


In 2010, a hospital manager involved in Sharon's care said that he had no chance of recovery, adding that the instinct was to "provide hope and say that because he is alive there is a chance he will wake up, but this is never going to happen add something


On 21 October 2010 artist Noam Braslavsky unveiled a life-sized sculpture of Sharon in a hospital bed with an IV drip at the Kishon Gallery in Tel Aviv add something


On 12 November 2010 Ariel Sharon was moved from the long-term care facility to his home in Havat Shikmim for a 48-hour period, the first of five planned "visits" home add something


In October 2011, Sharon's son Gilad said that he was responsive, though still incapable of significant movement add something


In 2013, tests showed "robust activity" in his brain in response to pictures of his family and recordings of his son's voice add something


On 27 January 2013, it was reported that Sharon had undergone tests at Soroka Medical Center with a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine during which he was shown photos of family and was played a recording of his son Gilad's voice add something


On 1 January 2014, it was reported that Sharon had suffered from renal failure and that his life was in danger add something