Update: Jun. 12, 2006

After Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke on Jan. 4, his doctors induced the coma in which the then Israeli Prime Minister has remained, unlikely to recover. According to newspaper reports, Sharon, 78, opened his eyes several times on May 28 while being transferred from a Jerusalem hospital to a long-term-care facility, the Chaim Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv. Doctors do not believe that his overall condition has changed, although they are continuing efforts to awaken him. Dr. Zeev Rotstein, Sheba's director, said last week, "We will treat him as best we can."


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