Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon turned 79 last month in a coma. He has been in a coma for over a year.
In August 2005, Sharon dispossessed 8,000 Israelis in the Gaza Strip. This was after Sharon played a key role in establishing Israeli settlement in Gaza and said that withdrawal "will only encourage terror and increase the pressure on us." (See notes 10 and 11 of this article.)
With reference to the dispossession, former Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel Ovadia Yosef said in 2005:
The Holy One wants us all to return to the Torah, and then he will strike him [Sharon] with one blow and he will die. He will sleep and never wake up.
The question of prophetic veracity aside, I ask: Is it smart to upset one of the world's preeminent Judaic scholars who convincingly sports eyewear like this?