AIPAC Mourns the Passing of Ariel Sharon


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January 11, 2014


AIPAC Mourns the Passing of Ariel Sharon

AIPAC mourns the passing of former Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon, a legendary statesman and soldier, who embodied the indomitable spirit and passion of the Jewish state.  Ariel Sharon was an extraordinary military strategist whose brilliant leadership helped turn the tide and secure victory in the Yom Kippur War.  Because he knew the price of war, Prime Minister Sharon was willing to courageously take risks for peace.   AIPAC extends our condolences to the Israeli people as we remember a heroic warrior and leader whose life was dedicated to the peace and security of America’s democratic ally.                    


Consistently ranked as the most influential foreign policy lobbying organization on Capitol Hill, AIPAC is a bipartisan American membership organization that seeks to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel. For more than 50 years, AIPAC has been working with Congress to build a strong, vibrant relationship between the U.S. and Israel. With more than 100,000 members across the United States, AIPAC works throughout the country to improve and strengthen that relationship by supporting U.S.-Israel military, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation.