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DeadBorn: 2/27/1928 in Kfar Malal, Palestine (Israel)
Cause of death: kidney failure while in a coma following a stroke
Full name: Ariel Scheinermann
Noted For: Israeli defense minister (1981-82), resigned under pressure over his responsibility for massacres in Beirut during Israel's war with Lebanon. Enacted a unilateral withdrawal of ground forces from the Gaza Strip. Prime minister (2001-06). Left the Likud party and formed the Kadima party (2005). Comatose from a stroke from 4 January 2006 until his death.
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