The Rev. Pat Robertson apologized for saying Ariel Sharon’s stroke was punishment for Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. In a letter sent Thursday to Omri Sharon, son of the ailing Israeli prime minister, the evangelical Christian leader asked for forgiveness “for saying what was clearly insensitive at the time.”
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