Ariel Sharon death: Netanyahu, Blair and Biden pay tribute
Leading international figures have paid tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at a memorial service in Jerusalem.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair described him as a "giant", while US Vice President Joe Biden hailed him as an "indomitable bulldozer".
Mr Sharon, regarded by many Israelis as a great statesmen but widely loathed in the Arab world, died on Saturday aged 85 following eight years in a coma.
13 Jan 2014
- From the section Middle East