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Israel griefs President's wife death

Thousands, including state dignitaries, attend Ben Shemen funeral of President Shimon Peres' wife,Sonia, who died at the age of 87.
President Peres: Sonia was and will always be the love of my life.I loved her at first sight, And that love will remain in my heart until my eyes shall close.

Sonia Peres rarely appeared in the public eye, preferring to play a backstage role in her husband's six-decade political career.

By Haaretz Service

Thousands of people, including state dignitaries and friends, attended the funeral of Sonia Peres, the wife of President Shimon Peres, in Ben Shemen on Friday, a day after she passed away in her sleep at the age of 87.

Many key Israeli political figures attended the funeral, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Sonia Peres was entitled to the privilege of being laid to rest in the section of Jerusalem's Mount Herzl Ceme

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Added: Jan-22-2011 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: President's wife, death, funeral, grief
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