Netanyahu tribute to 'truly great leader'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher as a 'truly great leader' in a series of tweets:

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PM Netanyahu: I send my most sincere condolences to Mrs #Thatcher's family and to the government and people of Great Britain.

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PM Netanyahu: Margaret #Thatcher was a staunch friend of Israel and of the Jewish people.

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PM Netanyahu: Mrs #Thatcher was truly a great leader; A woman of principle, determination, strength & greatness http://t.co/U0Wpo14k7u

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US: Maggie 'champion of liberty'

US President Barack Obama has led global tributes to Lady Thatcher, saying the "world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty".