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Ex-Israel President Weizman Dies at 80

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/exisrael_president_weizman_dies_at_80_20050429

He was the ultimate Israeli high-flier, literally as well as metaphorically, shepherding and shaping the Jewish state through war and peace with a singular, sometimes mordant charm. And although Ezer Weizman, who died Sunday at 80, ended his public career tainted by scandal, to many Israelis he typified a national ideal.

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