Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered what was reported to be a "significant stroke" Wednesday, and power was transferred to Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Web site reported that Sharon was hospitalized. He's currently under anesthesia and on a respirator, according to the report, which cited officials who had knowledge of the matter.
Sharon, 77, had a minor stroke in mid-December. He's scheduled to have an operation on Thursday in order to fix a small hole in his heart.