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  • Gorbachev, Shamir Celebrate a Decade of Mass Soviet Aliyah

    The two men who headed the Soviet Union and Israel when the mass emigration of Russian Jews began came together this week to celebrate with U.S. Jewish activists the 10th anniversary of that revolution. Addressing a State of Israel Bonds dinner here Monday, Gorbachev recalled that when Russian Jews first “responded to the call of… More ▸

  • Proud of Soviet Absorption, Shamir Identifies with Irish Hero

    Time has not mellowed former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Shamir believes that his proudest achievement was overseeing the immigration of Soviet Jewry during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Interviewed by the London Daily Telegraph, Shamir said he “was happy every day in this period. We need to bring here 10 million Jewish people.”… More ▸

  • Shamir Salutes American Jews Who Oppose Rabin Peace Policy

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has called for the replacement of the current Israeli government with a “Zionist government” and saluted right- wing Zionists for their campaign to influence U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process. Speaking before about 700 enthusiastic guests at the national annual gala dinner of the Zionist Organization of… More ▸

  • Shamir, Now Feisty in the Opposition, Accuses Government of ‘desperation’

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has charged the Israeli government with “a desperate bid to preserve their power” in reaching an accord with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Shamir charged the government with acting “hastily under pressure that was self-induced.” “My generation remembers the other occasion when peace in our time was welcomed with great… More ▸

  • Both Rabin and Shamir Face Charge They Ignored Call to Fire Gss Head

    A television report that both Prime Ministers Yitzhak Shamir and Yitzhak Rabin ignored recommendations to fire the head of the General Security Service has created a political sensation here. In addition, both Attorney General Yosef Harish and Advocate General Dorit Beinish issued a joint statement over the weekend denying an insinuation in the same report… More ▸

  • Shamir Tells U.S. Jewish Leaders Rabin’s Policy on Golan is Wrong

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir criticized his successor, during a meeting with Jewish organizational leaders here last week, for considering a return of the Golan Heights to Syria. “I am surprised by the position of the present government,” Shamir told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Friday. For most of… More ▸

  • Israeli Jew Arrested on Suspicion of Taking PLO Cash to Kill Shamir

    A 44-year-old Jewish resident of Rishon le-Zion has been arrested on suspicion of joining a Palestine Liberation Organization faction and receiving $33,000 to assassinate former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and former Housing Minister Ariel Sharon. Rafael Avraham was arrested Dec. 25 and remanded in custody for 15 days. But news of his apprehension was not… More ▸