Tagged Yitzhak Shamir

Another fight over Holocaust memory threatens warming ties between Israel and Poland

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, meets with President Andrzej Duda of Poland, at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 26, 2018. Netanyahu has cultivated diplomatic relations with Israel's Eastern and Central European allies over objections that he has downplayed concerns over anti-Semitism and Holocaust memory. (GPO)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit here on Monday with four Central European states. Instead, harsh words from Israel’s acting foreign minister opened a diplomatic rift threatening to severely damage Israeli-Polish relations, and the… Read more »

At funeral, Israel’s leaders praise Shamir’s dedication and service

Guards carry the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir from the Knesset on the way to his funeral at Mount Herzl, Israel's national cemetery, July 2, 2012. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90/JTA)

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel’s leaders paid tribute to former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir at his funeral at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery. An intimate but distinguished crowd sat opposite a military honor guard at the outdoor ceremony on Monday evening. Joining Shamir’s children and grandchildren in attendance were Prime… Read more »

Yitzhak Shamir, former Israeli prime minister, dies at 96

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Yitzhak Shamir, who served as Israel’s prime minister from 1986 to 1992, has died at the age of 96. Shamir had been living in a nursing home in Tel Aviv and had Alzheimer’s disease for several years. He died Saturday, June 30. “Yitzhak Shamir belonged to… Read more »

Shamir remembered for saying little, staying strong

Family, friends and Israelis pay their respects to former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir as his coffin is seen displayed at the Israeli parliament prior to his funeral at Mount Herzl, Israel's national cemetery, July 2, 2012. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90/JTA)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel’s prime minister, he liked to point American visitors to a gift he received when he retired as director of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. It was a depiction of the famed three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no… Read more »