Yitzhak Shamir

Seventh Prime Minister of Israel (1915-2012)

Yitzhak Shamir (Hebrew יִצְחָק שָׁמִיר) (born Yitzhak Yezernitsky; October 22, 1915June 30, 2012) was an Israeli politician and the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms, 1983–84 and 1986–1992. Before the establishment of the state of Israel, Shamir was a leader of the Zionist militant group Lehi. After the establishment of the Israeli state he served in the Mossad between 1955 and 1965 and as a Knesset Member. He served as the 6th Speaker of the Knesset and as Foreign Affairs Minister.

Yitzhak Shamir

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  • For the land of Israel - it is allowed to lie
  • Our image has undergone change from David fighting Goliath to being Goliath.
    • Daily Telegraph London, (25 January, 1989).

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