Obama says Sharon dedicated his life to Israel

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 14, 2004 file photo, President Bush, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, left, walk together at the end of a joint press conference in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington. The son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says his father has died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago. His son Gilad Sharon said: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday remembered former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s “commitment to his country,” and Vice President Joe Biden will lead the U.S. delegation for the memorial service.

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