Tony Blair
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Tony Blair pays tribute to former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon

A memorial service for Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has taken place outside the country's parliament, the Knesset, in Jerusalem.

Mr Sharon, regarded by many Israelis as a great statesmen but widely loathed in the Arab world, died on Saturday aged 85 after eight years in a coma.

Speaking at the service, Middle East envoy Tony Blair praised Mr Sharon as a leader, and said he was not afraid to make difficult decisions.

  • 13 Jan 2014
Go to next video: Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies