Arab and foreign dignitaries gathered in Damascus to attend the funeral of Syrian President Hafez Assad, who died Saturday at the age of 69. A delegation of Arab-Israeli Knesset members was among those who traveled to Syria to pay their last respects. French President Jacques Chirac was the only Western head of state to attend the funeral.
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