Earlier today, the 11th Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, was laid to rest in a military funeral at the Shikmim Farm in the Negev. One of Israel’s greatest leaders, Prime Minister Sharon passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
Sharon was a visionary who took courageous decisions on the battlefield and in politics. He contributed to building a strong and dynamic state, and he strengthened the U.S.-Israel alliance. Sharon served as Israel's 11th Prime Minister from 2001-2006, in numerous ministerial positions and in the IDF for more than 25 years, retiring with the rank of Major-General. Read more about PM Sharon's extraordinary legacy: http://isra.li/qIvQG
The Embassy of Israel will be open to the public for the signing of a Commemoration Book for the late Prime Minister Sharon, and for those who wish to pay their respects:
Tuesday (January 14) 9am-4pm
Wednesday (January 15) 9am-4pm
**Please note: Registration is not required. All visitors must bring a government-issued photo ID. Please refrain from bringing large bags or laptop computers.
Those who wish to convey their condolences but are unable to come to the embassy during business hours may submit their messages in the form below.