Israelis, world leaders mourn Sharon

By William Booth, January 11, 2014

JERUSALEM — He had been dying a very long time, people said. Still, when the end came for Ariel Sharon, Israelis had a lot of emotion left.

“He was from the old generation. He was a big man, and bigger than life, Israeli to the core,” said Avi Green, a retired municipal worker here who had just heard the news.

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