Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir dies

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir dies

Cebu : Philippines | Jul 01, 2012 at 12:10 AM PDT
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Yitzhak Shamir, Former Israeli Prime Minister, Dies at 96

Skooter reporting 07/01/12

Ytizhak Shamir, the former Israeli Prime Minister, has died at the age of 96, officials say. Current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a statement announcing the death, paid tribute to his “deep loyalty to Israel.”

Mr. Shamir as leader of the right-wing Likud party was prime minister between 1983-1984, and in 1986-1992. He gained a reputation as an inflexible opponent of Palestinian statehood. Born in Poland in 1915, Yitzhak Shamir moved to what was then Palentine.

Reportedly he was suffering from Alzheimers, and withdrew from public life towards the end of his life.


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