Yitzhak Shamir

Yitzhak Shamir
Yitzhak Shamir
  • Born: October 22, 1915
  • Died: June 30, 2012
  • Nationality: Israeli
  • Profession: Statesman









Yitzhak Shamir 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 paramilitary group Lehi. After the establishment of the State of Israel he served in the Mossad between 1955 and 1965, a Knesset Member, a Knesset Speaker and a Foreign Affairs Minister. Shamir was the country's third longest-serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion and Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Our image has undergone change from David fighting Goliath to being Goliath. Public Relations & Image
A man who goes forth to take the life of another whom he does not know must believe one thing only - that by his act he will change the course of history. Life ;History
All of the land of Israel is ours.
I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses. Society ;Power ;Leaders & Leadership
If history remembers me at all, in any way, I hope it will be as a man who loved the Land of Israel and watched over it in every way he could, all his life. Life ;History ;Hope
In this part of the world, Jews and Arabs will live together forever.
Israel's capital will never again be a divided city, a city with a wall at its center, a city in which two flags fly. This city, will, in its entirety, absorb immigrants, welcome pilgrims and be the eternal capital of Israel forever.
Israel's days without Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip are gone and will not return.
The driving force for the Arabs is hatred of Israel. Hatred of the Jewish people.
The settlement of the Land of Israel is the essence of Zionism. Without settlement, we will not fulfill Zionism. It's that simple.
We have said that Israel has had a very bad history with the United Nations, and whoever cares for himself in Israel distances himself from that Organization. History
We must never bend too much.

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