Netanyahu mourns Berlusconi 


(JNS) — Silvio Berlusconi was “a great friend of Israel,” Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday as the world reacted to the death of the 86-year-old Italian political leader.

“I was deeply saddened by the passing of Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister of Italy. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and to the people of Italy,” Netanyahu said.

“Silvio was a great friend of Israel and stood by us at all times. Rest in peace, my friend,” the premier added.

The media tycoon served as the European country’s prime minister three times in four governments between 1994...

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