Bill Kristol praises the late Yitzhak Shamir for his devotion to 'the Jewish people,' but wont talk about his use of terrorism
(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 [...]
In death, the U.S. media remembered the late Yitzhak Shamir as "a political hard-liner who served two terms as Israeli prime minster" (CNN, 6/30/12), "the hawkish Israeli leader who balked at the idea of trading occupied land for peace with … Continue reading ?
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...
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
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.
"We regret that for Netanyahu, the term 'Arabs' includes the embodiment of a demonic people rather than people who live in the country and are entitled not only to equal rights but also protection from incitement." --Shutafut-Sharakah,...Show More Summary
"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 …
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.
Israel‘s giants keep falling. With the death of Yitzhak Shamir, at age 96, in the nursing home where he was treated for Alzheimer’s Disease, the scale of the public lives that long drove Israel’s politics becomes, at least for the time it takes to read an obituary, alive again in an imagination not much fired [...]
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...
Yitzhak Shamir justified terrorism proudly in his statements about the Nakba and the independence period
As a leader of the terrorist Stern Gang in 1948, the late Yitzhak Shamir ordered the assassination of UN envoy Folke Bernadotte. The Swedish diplomat, who had saved Jews during the Holocaust, had put forward a plan to internationalize Jerusalem. The plan was scuttled after Bernadotte's murder
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...
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 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...
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
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
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