29 June '12..
Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir died on Shabbat in Tel Aviv at the age of 96. He was Israel's seventh prime minister and served two terms in office, 1983–1984 and 1986–1992.
While many have commented on his passing, the following struck me in particular as a truly accurate description of the man and what was most important to him.
“Yitzhak Shamir was rock solid in his convictions, loyal to his land and his people, also in the face of tremedous outside pressures that lay on him. These were values that guided him all these years and projected on his leadership.” Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon
The following was an interview by Leon Charney of former Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Shamir originally broadcast October 22, 1995. An interesting interview covering many topics and personalities of the time.
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