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Former British PM Margaret Thatcher, 'Staunch Friend of Israel,' Dies At 87

04/08/2013

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was considered a good friend of Israel despite a rocky relationship with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, has died.

Mrs. Thatcher died Monday after suffering a stroke. She was 87. Mrs. Thatcher suffered from dementia at the end of her life, which was dramatized in the 2011 movie "The Iron Lady," starring Meryl Streep as Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher with Menachem Begin, with whom she shared an uneasy alliance in the 1980s. Photo via thejc.com
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