Israel's President Peres lays a wreath near the coffin of former Israeli prime minister Sharon at the Knesset in JerusalemBy means of Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Top Minister Ariel Sharon's body lay in state on Sunday outside parliament in Jerusalem, the place heaps of Israelis waited to bid farewell to the maverick warrior-statesman who reshaped the Center East. He’s going to be buried on Monday in a armed forces funeral on his farm in southern Israel. Arik Sharon light away eight years in the past, and now we actually say goodbye to him," Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, the use of Sharon's nickname, wrote in a tribute on Sunday. Sharon used to be one among Israel's most interesting military strategists and most powerful political figures, spearheading defense force invasion, Jewish agreement-building on land the Palestinians want for a state, and making the shock choice to withdraw from one of those territories, the Gaza Strip.