Death of Ariel Sharon: the world reacts

Posted By on January 11, 2014

He also said the United States continues to strive for lasting peace and security for Israelis "including through our commitment to the goal of two states living side-by-side in peace and security". Bill and Hillary Clinton praised Sharon as leader who "who gave his life to Israel." In a statement, the former US president and his wife, the ex-secretary of state said: "It was an honour to work with him, argue with him, and watch him always trying to find the right path for his beloved country." "Ariel Sharon gave his life to Israel - to bring it into being, to sustain and preserve it, and at the end of his long service, to create a new political party committed to both a just peace and lasting security," they added. Israelis gather at the grave of Ariel Sharon's late wife, Lily, following the news of Sharon's death (REUTERS) Israeli President Shimon Peres mourned him as a "dear friend".

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Death of Ariel Sharon: the world reacts

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