Sharon walks in the valley of death, just as he is passing through the epicentre of a campaign to tip Israeli politics on its head, pull left together with right, and progress peace.
So many fruitcakes on both sides will see this as an act of God. I'm far from a fan, but the man's started to feel the pull of wisdom in his twilight years, and his loss, like that of Mr Rabin, could not come at a worse time.
May he find strength.
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