Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Dies
A sad day in Israel. Former Israeli Prime Minister Yithak Shamir has died at the age of 96. From the Washington Post:
Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who clung throughout his life to the belief that Israel should hang on to territory and never trust an Arab regime, has died. He was 96 years old.
Israeli media said he died at a nursing home in Herzliya Saturday, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement mourning Shamir’s death.
Shamir served as prime minister for seven years, from 1983-84 and 1986-92, leading his party to election victories twice, despite lacking much of the outward charm and charisma that characterizes many modern politicians.
No date has been given for his funeral service. I’ll update this post as more details are available.