Senior Likud figures snub Ariel Sharon official remembrance ceremony

Lawmakers and ministers from the right-wing Likud party – with the exception of two MKs – snubbed the official state remembrance ceremony for one of the party’s founders and icons, the late former prime minister Ariel Sharon, at his family ranch in southern Israel on Friday.

Sharon, the burly former general who rose to the top of the political ladder following a controversial career in both the military and civilian life, was recognized on the second anniversary of his death.

After spending eight years in a coma following a stroke, Sharon passed away at the age of 85.


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