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Yitzhak Shamir

Yitzhak Shamir (5 June 1980)
8th and 10th Prime Minister of Israel
In office
October 20, 1986 â€“ July 13, 1992
President Chaim Herzog
Preceded by Shimon Peres
Succeeded by Yitzhak Rabin
In office
October 10, 1983 â€“ September 13, 1984
President Chaim Herzog
Preceded by Menachem Begin
Succeeded by Shimon Peres
Speaker of the Knesset
In office
President Ephraim Katzir,
Yitzhak Navon
Preceded by Yisrael Yeshayahu
Succeeded by Yitzhak Berman
Personal details
Born Icchak Jaziernicki
(1915-10-22)October 22, 1915
Ruzhinoy, Russian Empire
Died June 30, 2012(2012-06-30) (aged 96)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Political party Likud
Spouse(s) Shulamit Shamir
(m. 1944–2011; her death)
Children 2
Religion Judaism

The settlement of the Land of Israel is the essence of Zionism. Without settlement, we will not fulfill Zionism. It’s that simple.
Yitzhak Shamir
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.
Yitzhak Shamir
In this part of the world, Jews and Arabs will live together forever.
All of the land of Israel is ours.
We must never bend too much.
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.
Yitzhak Shamir
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.
Yitzhak Shamir
The driving force for the Arabs is hatred of Israel. Hatred of the Jewish people.
Yitzhak Shamir
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.
Yitzhak Shamir
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.
Yitzhak Shamir
Israel’s days without Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip are gone and will not return.
Yitzhak Shamir