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The Legacy of Yitzhak Shamir

(This column is exclusive to Accuracy in Media) Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who died this week at age 96, was like his predecessor, David Ben-Gurion, in many ways. Both were men of short height but great stature. Both were motivated by a hot fervor to protect the Jewish people—a fervor tempered by a coldly [...]

NBC Recalls Complaints of Fmr Israeli PM Shamir ‘Increasing Tensions’ with Palestinians

On Sunday's Today show, as he read a brief item on the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, NBC's Ron Mott recounted criticism painting the conservative Israeli leader as "increasing tensions between Israelis and Palest...

The Last Revolutionary

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

In mid-October 1986, Yitzhak Shamir was about to begin his second term as Israel's prime minister. In anticipation, a top settlement planner from his Herut party prepared a map hand-marked with sites for new settlements in the West Bank. Show More Summary

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Israel's Least Appreciated Prime Minister

I'm not sure which is sadder, that Yitzhak Shamir died or that people didn't really know that he was still alive. For Shamir certainly was Israel's least appreciated Prime Minister amid presiding over some of the state's greatest achievements. He kept the people safe.

State funeral for former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir

"Yitzhak Shamir was a brave warrior for Israel, before and after its inception. He was a great patriot and his enormous contribution will be forever etched in our chronicles," Israeli President Shimon Peres said after it was announced Saturday that the former Prime Minister had …

Yitzhak Shamir, R.I.P.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir died yesterday after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 96.To read the rest of this obituary, please check out The Spectacle Blog.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Israel's Least Appreciated Prime Minister

2 years agoNews : Huffington Post

I'm not sure which is sadder, that Yitzhak Shamir died or that people didn't really know that he was still alive. For Shamir certainly was...

Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir (1915-2012)

Yitzhak Shamir -- underground leader, spymaster, parliamentarian and the seventh Prime Minister of the State of Israel – died yesterday. The following description of his life is an edited excerpt from the website of the Israeli Foreign Ministry: He was...

Former Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir dies

Yitzhak Shamir, the hawkish Israeli leader who balked at the idea of trading occupied land for peace with the Palestinians, died on Saturday after a long illness. He was 96. He was twice prime minister in the 1980s and early 1990s. Rather than seek accommodation with the Palestinians, Shamir championed new Jewish settlements.

Former Israeli PM Shamir Dead at 96

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, an understated leader who promoted aggressive Zionism and Israeli settlements, died today at age 96. The Polish-born survivor of a family killed in the Holocaust made his mark in Israel's pre-state militia in the 1940s, the New York Times reports. After serving time in...

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Dead At 96

Shamir was a hardliner who had a deep distrust of Arabs’ intentions. Shamir succeeded Menahem Begin as prime minister in 1983 in the aftermath of Israel’s disastrous 1982 invasion of Lebanon. His term was marked by the Palestinian uprising...Show More Summary

Midday open thread

This thread is constitutional. This just in: JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli media are reporting that former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has died. He was 96. —Kaili Joy Gray John Cole, on conservatives: They are now in disarray. Half of them feel betrayed by Roberts, the other half feel betrayed by life in general. Show More Summary

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Dies at 96

(JERUSALEM) — Israeli media says former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has died at the age of 96. MORE: An Interview With Yitzhak Shamir MORE: Israel’s New Coalition: Why Netanyahu Has Moved to the Center 

Netanyahu’s people problem

          Say what you will about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, others have said far worse. Yitzhak Shamir, a former prime minister, once said that Netanyahu is “not a very trustworthy man.” He went on to call him “too egotistical,”...Show More Summary

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