Funeral proceedings for former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir began at the Knesset Monday morning with Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin eulogizing him before his coffin.

"You had only one weakness," Rivlin said. "Only one weakness succeeded in breaking through: Your love for this pursued nation, the land of our forefathers, your love for your children,your home, and your Shulamit."