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        1/13/2014, Shevat 12, 5774

      Edelstein: Rift Does Not Wipe Out Sharon's Merits


      Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein talked about the government's uprooting of the Jews from Gaza and four communities in northern Samaria, Monday, during his remarks at the Knesset memorial for Ariel Sharon, Israel's 11th prime minister. He said it was no secret that their paths split on Sharon's Disengagement program, and from that moment on there was no vote in which he supported Sharon.

      Edelstein concluded, "In spite of this, I never let and I will never let this rif t wipe out his merits, his contributions, his readiness to carry this people, as a mother carries a baby."