Last night, co-hosting with John Batchelor on his ABC radio net show, we interviewed Aaron Klein who was reporting from Jerusalem. Apparently, the Israeli prime minister’s recovery from last week’s “minor” stroke isn’t as rapid or thorough as reported elsewhere. Sharon is missing key meetings of his security team and has no succession plan. Israel has no constitution and — unlike America — no law on prime ministerial succession.
Can Sharon come back? Will Israeli policy toward the Palestinian election is up in the air. Can Hamas take control? Will the Israelis force another delay? All these things are up in the air while Sharon’s status is in doubt.