Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Buried In Jerusalem (PHOTOS)

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Buried In Jerusalem (PHOTOS)

By Anita Sunday | Society Reporter on January 13, 2014
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Ariel Sharon, who was prime minister of Israel from 2001 until a stroke in 2006, has died. He was 85. (Picture: AP)

The former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was laid to rest on Monday morning January 13th 2014 in his farm in Negev in Jerusalem.

The funeral, attended by leaders from Israel and around the world, began at 9:30 a.m. with an official ceremony at the Knesset, where Sharon’s body lay in state on Sunday. Keynote speeches were delivered at the ceremony by President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Other world dignitaries who arrived in Israel for a day of ceremonies include Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, former British Prime Minister and Quartet envoy to the region Tony Blair, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Czech Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok.

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US vice president Joe Biden giving a speech at Ariel Sharon funeral
Tony Blair At Ariel Sharon Funeral The Trent
Middle East international envoy Tony Blair and other foreign delegates attend a state memorial service for Israel’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. Photograph: GPO/Getty Images
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Ariel Sharon being taken to the grave

 

 

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