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