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  • Rivalries Among Smaller Parties Could Topple Shamir Government

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s coalition government of right-wing and religious parties appeared to be in extremely shaky condition as the new year approached, and with it, the quadrennial Knesset elections mandated by law. Elections must be held no later than November 1992. But Shamir’s government may not survive much beyond the final week of 1991…. More ▸

  • Shamir Says Current Round of Talks with Arabs Will Be over by Weekend

    The present stage of Arab-Israeli peace talks in Washington will run its course this week, and the Israeli delegation will then come home, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir told the Cabinet on Sunday. He said Israel wanted to “exhaust” this round and not leave prematurely. But Israel will continue to press hard for the next round… More ▸

  • Israelis Support Shamir’s Handling of Peace Talks, but Favor Compromise

    While a majority of the Israeli public supports the Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s Likud bloc as the party best suited to negotiate peace with the Arabs, a majority of Israelis also support territorial compromise to reach that end, in contravention of Likud’s current policies. The contradictory findings emerged from a Gallup Institute telephone poll of… More ▸

  • News Analysis: U.S. Snub of Shamir Heightens Suspicions of American Motives

    To say that Israel is being dragged kicking and screaming to the next round of bilateral talks with the Arabs in Washington would be an overstatement. But enough rancor has been generated by the seemingly innocuous issue of venue to set observers wondering whether there is a truly significant basis for the high-profile public tension… More ▸

  • Washington is U.S. Choice for Next Round of Talks; Shamir Not Consulted

    The question of where the next round of Middle East peace talks will take place continued to be the main obstacle to the resumption of talks and was a new source of friction between the United States and Israel as Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir returned Sunday from his 10-day visit to the United States. Shamir… More ▸

  • Shamir Claims American Jews Are ‘100 Percent’ Behind Him

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir ended a 10-day visit to the United States convinced that the American Jewish community completely supports his policies. “I am sure 100 percent that the rank and file of the Jewish population, the Jewish community in the United States, supports my views, my opinions,” Shamir said in an appearance on… More ▸

  • Shamir Addresses CJF Assembly, Calls Territory Vital to Security

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir made a strong appeal Thursday for North American Jews to unite behind the policies of his Likud government as moves ahead in the Middle East peace process. Addressing thousands of delegates at the 60th annual General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations here, Shamir said, “Above all, we hope… More ▸

  • Poll Finds Most Federation Leaders Opposed to Shamir’s Policies

    The warm applause Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir receives from Jewish audiences on his current visit to the United States should “not be misunderstood as endorsement” of his government’s policies, the head of a Jewish think tank said Wednesday. David Gordis, head of the Los Angeles-based Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies, made his comments… More ▸

  • Shamir Promises Corporate Investors Friendlier Business Climate in Israel

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir promised American corporate investors a new business-friendly climate in Israel as he wound up his four-day Los Angeles visit Monday evening with a pep talk to 200 Israeli and California industry leaders. Urging U.S. industrialists “to shake off outdated impressions and stereotypes,” Shamir declared that the Israeli economy is at the… More ▸

  • Shamir Wants Word of Missing Israelis Before Releasing Any Arab Prisoners

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said here Monday that Israel will release no additional Arab prisoners until it has more definite word about Israeli service personnel long missing in Lebanon. The Israeli leader, on the first leg of a 10-day visit to the United States, used the occasion of a news conference to congratulate the families… More ▸