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  • Shamir Met with King Hussein, Aide to Former Premier Confirms

    Yitzhak Shamir met with Jordan’s King Hussein shortly before the Persian Gulf War, an aide to the former Israeli prime minister has now confirmed. The 1991 meeting between the Likud prime minister and the Jordanian monarch, long rumored in political circles, was confirmed by Yosef Ben-Aharon at a recent symposium. Rumors current at the time… More ▸

  • Shamir Has Surgery on Intestine

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was operated on Thursday for the removal of a growth in his large intestine. Doctors at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv said Thursday night that the 77-year-old Shamir’s condition was “good” and that he was recovering comfortably from the surgery. Shamir was admitted to hospital early in… More ▸

  • Shamir in Hospital for Tests

    Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was hospitalized in Jerusalem on Sunday for observation and treatment of an undisclosed ailment. Shamir, 76, had cancelled a scheduled meeting with French President Francois Mitterrand, who was in the country last week, and had emphasized that he had done so because of illness. He added that he had summoned… More ▸

  • Rabin Sends Warm Message to Clinton While Shamir Expresses Deep Relief

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin warmly congratulated Gov. Bill Clinton on his victory in the U.S. presidential elections, but Likud leader Yitzhak Shamir was far more effusive about President Bush’s defeat. “Thank God we won’t be dealing with him anymore,” the former prime minister told Israel Radio. The reactions of the two leaders highlighted the deep… More ▸

  • Shamir and Moshe Nissim Blamed for Amassing Huge Likud Deficit

    An internal Likud investigation has pointed an accusing finger at former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and his commerce minister, Moshe Nissim, finding they bear at least partial responsibility for the party’s financial crisis. While not citing names, an investigating committee called on those responsible for Likud’s “administrative failure” in accumulating a $19 million deficit to… More ▸

  • Debate Between Shamir and Rabin Ends in Dull Draw, As Might the Election

    Israel’s somnolent election campaign entered the home stretch with a 28-minute televised debate Tuesday night between Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Labor Party leader Yitzhak Rabin. While Likud and Labor both claimed victory, instant polls published in several newspapers Wednesday suggested that neither man had overwhelmed the electorate although both succeeded, more or less, in… More ▸

  • Shamir Admits Concern over Losing Vote of Soviet Olim

    Admitting that his Likud government is “worried” about losing their support, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir urged Soviet immigrants to “consider broader national issues” when they go to the polls — June 23 and “not vote under the influence of your personal, transient problems.” In a spirited address to some 300 olim at the Diplomat Hotel,… More ▸

  • Shamir Denies Reports Predicting October Elections in Territories

    There will be no Palestinian elections in the administered territories in October, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir declared this week. Appearing Tuesday before the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Shamir flatly denied rumors emanating from Palestinian sources that local elections would be held in the territories this fall. Israeli sources have linked that speculation to… More ▸

  • Arafat Says He is Willing to Meet with Shamir, but Not in Jerusalem

    Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat told an Italian magazine he would be glad to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, but not in Jerusalem. He also reiterated his gratitude for the support Pope John Paul II has given his cause. “I cannot forget that despite the pressure to recognize Israel, the Holy Father… More ▸

  • Shamir Succeeds in Silencing Likud Discontent over Levy Deal

    Disaffection in the top ranks of Likud has been effectively silenced by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Feuding Likud ministers have quickly deferred to his urging that they set aside their internal squabbling in the interests of the party’s overall pre-election image. The decibel level, which rose to a roar after Shamir made concessions to prevent… More ▸