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        1/13/2014, Shevat 12, 5774

      Blair: Sharon Dreamed of Peace and Wanted to End War


      Envoy Tony Blair of the Quartet of Middle East peace-broker nations characterized former prime minister Ariel Sharon, Monday, as a student of history and a history maker. Speaking at the Knesset memorial for Sharon, the former British prime minister said Sharon had the understanding that the situation was difficult and he had to take responsibility.

      Blair said Sharon had no illusions about the threats Israel has to deal with. He said Sharon had the imagination and understanding that real peace, if it was possible to achieve with honor, would be the anchor of Israel's security. Blair concluded by saying Sharon did not chase peace like a dream but dreamed of peace and wanted to end war.