The second one overnight. Ariel Sharon suffered a major stroke and spent six hours in surgery. At this hour (11 p.m. Central), Haaretz reports Sharon is back in the operating room after a CT scan showed more bleeding on his brain.
There has never been an Israel without this man. He had decisive roles in every one of his country's major military battles. He's held every important post in government. On this Thursday in Israel he is gravely ill. For good or bad, these are facts.