Indianapolis, Ind. (Jan. 11, 2014) – Governor Pence has issued a statement on the passing of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The Governor and First Lady Karen Pence met privately with former Prime Minister Sharon during a congressional delegation trip to Israel in 2004.
“Today, we mark the passing of Ariel Sharon, a soldier and a leader who served the nation of Israel in times of war and peace. Prime Minister Sharon dedicated his life to the security and well-being of our most cherished ally and he will forever be remembered with respect by her people and her friends. Our prayers are with his loved ones and all those who mourn the passing of this warrior and leader of Israel.”
Ariel Sharon, whose half century as a military and political leader in Israel was marked with victories and controversies, died Saturday after eight years in a coma, Israeli Army Radio reported. Sharon was 85.