Friday, Sep. 16, 2011

Sharon Asked for It

Robertson's reaction to the 2006 stroke that debilitated Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hurt him, both in the public eye and in his wallet. After he noted that Sharon's sudden decline in health could be ascribed to his policy of "dividing God's land" by ceding Gaza to the Palestinians, Israel announced it was ending negotiations with Robertson on the development of a $50 million Christian heritage tourist site. He then issued an open letter to Sharon's son Omri, expressing his condolences and blaming his comments on "my zeal, my love of Israel, and my concern for the future safety of your nation."