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        9/12/2011, Elul 13, 5771

      Ofer Funeral Tuesday in Bnei Zion

      The funeral of businessman Yuli Ofer is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Sharon community of B'nei Zion, northeast of Tel Aviv. Ofer passed away on Sunday at the age of 87.

      Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed his condolences Monday morning, noting that Ofer and his brother Sami, who passed away a few months ago, insisted on running their international shipping company from Israel. Netanyahu added, "He was more of a people person than a businessman. His generosity made a name for him wherever his ships sailed."