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        1/12/2014, Shevat 11, 5774

      State Memorial for Sharon on Monday at the Knesset

      A state memorial ceremony for Ariel Sharon is scheduled for Monday morning at 9:30 at the Knesset. Joining members of the Sharon family in eulogizing the former prime minister will be Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Shim'on Peres and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.

      Speaking for the international community will be Vice President Joe Biden of the United States and Middle East envoy Tony Blair of the Quartet of Middle East peace-broker nations. Other representatives include Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok, Russian State Duma Chairman Sergey Naryshkin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Spanish Home Affairs Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz and Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander.