Israeli leader Shamir dies at 96
Jerusalem, July 1, 2012
Two-time Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has died at the age of 96, ending a life spent as a soldier, spy and statesman fighting for a “Greater Israel” in all of historic Palestine.
Shamir, who served as premier from 1983 to 1984 and from 1986 to 1992, also reluctantly took Israel into its first ever talks with Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine at the October 1991 Madrid International Peace Conference.
But from his days as a militant in the extreme right-wing Lehi movement before Israel’s birth in 1948 Shamir always believed the Jewish state should stretch from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River. – TradeArabia News Service
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