Updated: Post-Sharon Israel

News & Politics
Update: Pat Robertson is one sick character and, if I didn't know anything about the fortune the man oversees, I might accuse him of being a lousy businessman, seeing as he's attempting to build a biblical theme park in Israel.

From Media Matters:
"On the January 5 edition of Christian Broadcasting Network's (CBN) The 700 Club, host Pat Robertson suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's recent stroke was the result of Sharon's policy, which he claimed is 'dividing God's land.'" [VIDEO]
"Robertson admonished: 'I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU [European Union], the United Nations, or United States of America'... that 'God has enmity against those who, quote, "divide my land." 'Robertson called the 1995 assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 'the same thing.'"

Original Post:

Even if Ariel Sharon survives his stroke he's unlikely to have the strength -- and perhaps the mental faculties -- to once again lead Israel.

Yes, many question whether he ever did, but if we take one step away from idealistic scenarios and take a hard look at the reality of the political situation in Israel/Palestine, Sharon was taking baby steps toward a Palestinian state and away from his own brutal and odious vision (and history) of a crushing the Palestinians.

It should of course be noted...

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