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Sen. McConnell on Ariel Sharon: Israel lost 'one of its greatest sons'

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell praised former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon Saturday as one of that nation’s greatest citizens.

“Israel has lost one of its greatest sons and America a friend in the passing of Ariel Sharon,” said Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican. “A legendary military man dating back to the Israeli War of Independence, Ariel Sharon distinguished himself as a strategist and a soldier in virtually every major Israeli conflict of the second half of the 20th Century.”

SEE RELATED: Man of conflict: The late Ariel Sharon is admired for his unwavering defense of Israel

The Republican leader offered condolences to the Sharon family “and to Israelis everywhere.”

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