Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Dies at 96


The proud, loyal and steadfast Yitzhak Shamir has passed away. His leadership harkens back to an era in Israeli history where leaders were passionate Zionists who stood their ground and didn’t cede precious land to annihilationists and Jew-haters. How we yearn for such men.  Pamela Geller

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