You have to see the entire picture and see in context what is happening in Israel.
Sharon threw Israeli citizens out of their homes
Sharon hasnt moved on Iran
So we will not be caught off guard as was the case in Yitzhak Rabin's murder, here is the background to Ariel Sharon's second stroke. Be prepared to
think this time around:
The First Stroke
Dec. 19 Prime Minister Sharon shares drinks with Shimon Peres in the Knesset. Within half an hour, Sharon is driven to hospital unconscious. It took
him a day before he could even spell his own name. He was brought into the hospital by his bodyguard, Yoram Rubin. As a good chunk of Israel knows
today, it was the Peres-Rubin team that murdered Yitzhak Rabin. When Rubin was shown on television news accompanying Sharon's stretcher, suspicions
spread throughout the country.
Recently, police have revealed the possibility that Kern served as a front man for Martin Schlaff, a known friend of Sharon,s and an Austrian-Jewish
businessman heavily invested in Israel, and that he was the man who stood behind the "loan in order to receive favors from the prime minister in the
form of reopening the casino he owns in Jericho.
From www.inn.com Jan. 4/05
POLICE : EVIDENCE Police Say There´s Evidence Linking Sharon to $3 Million Bribe
CHANNEL TEN REPORTING The police say they know of evidence linking PM Ariel Sharon to the receipt of a $3 million bribe. So reported Channel Ten
tonight, causing a storm of reaction and calls for Sharon to resign.
CYRIL KERN & MARTIN SLEEP
The investigation of the money trail to Sharon has been underway for over three years, and in fact was first publicized before the last national
election, in 2003. The case is known as the Cyril Kern affair, named for the South African friend of Sharon who served as a conduit for the money. The
source of the cash, however, has long been suspected to be Austrian millionaire and Jericho casino owner Martin Schlaf. The police say the money was
used partially to help Sharon pay back campaign contributions that he had received illegally in 1999, and partly for the Sharon family's private use.
END OF SHARON'S POLITICAL CAREER MK Roman Bronfman (Meretz): "If the police have evidence of Sharon's corruption, he must end his political
Dec. 21 - James Schlaff flies to Israel. He is immediately investigated by the police.
Jan. 3 - The police investigation is leaked to Channel 10 television reporter Baruch Kra.
Jan. 4 - Sharon is in the midst of a career-ending scandal until the late evening when he is struck down by a life-threatening blood clot in his