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Obama: 'We Join With the Israeli People in Honoring' Ariel Sharon

10:43 AM, Jan 11, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Barack Obama's statement on the passing of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon:

"On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people of Israel on the loss of a leader who dedicated his life to the State of Israel. We reaffirm our unshakable commitment to Israel’s security and our appreciation for the enduring friendship between our two countries and our two peoples. We continue to strive for lasting peace and security for the people of Israel, including through our commitment to the goal of two states living side-by-side in peace and security. As Israel says goodbye to Prime Minister Sharon, we join with the Israeli people in honoring his commitment to his country."

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