Death of Yitzhak Shamir

October 15, 1915 - June 30, 2012
Herzliya, Isreal | Age 96

Former Israeli PM dies at 96
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IAN DEITCH, The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yitzhak Shamir was a fighter for the Jews long before Israel's creation, an underground leader who led militias against the Arabs and British.

He made no apologies and no compromises — not as an underground fighter, an intelligence agent who hunted Nazis, and as one of Israel's longest-serving prime ministers who refused to bargain for land.

The 96-year-old Shamir, who clung throughout his life to the belief that...

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