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Israeli Officials, US Jewish Groups Mourn Colin Powell: ‘A Great American Patriot and a Great Friend of Israel’

Powell was a Rockefeller Republican who ended up becoming a tool of the neocons.

By Benjamin Kerstein The Algemeiner

Top Israeli officials and American Jewish and pro-Israel groups weighed in on Monday to mark the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Powell, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War and later as Secretary of State during the lead-up to the Iraq War, died Monday at the age of 84, from a COVID-19 infection complicated by cancer treatments that weakened his immune system.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said, “We mourn the passing of Colin Powell, a great American patriot and a great friend of Israel.”

“His bold leadership and lifelong commitment to freedom and democracy is a legacy that will forever inspire,” he said. “May his memory be a blessing.”

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