News Briefs

  11/8/2011, Cheshvan 11, 5772

Former EU Leader Duped by Rumor of Ariel Sharon’s Death

Former NATO and EU senior leader Javier Solana apologizes for spreading a false rumor Monday that Ariel Sharon had died. Someone in Israel sent a Twitter message that the former prime minister had passed away, and journalists scrambled to write an obituary for the ailing Sharon, who has been comatose for nearly five years.