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  • Shamir Vows to Continue Building Settlements All over ‘eretz Yisrael’

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has once again vowed that nothing would stop Jews from settling everywhere in “Eretz Yisrael,” which includes the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Jewish settlement in all parts of Eretz Yisrael — or Greater Israel — will continue as long as there are Jews and there is empty territory, he told… More ▸

  • Shamir Urges Levy Not to Quit, Saying He Has ‘no Cause to Do So’

    There is no valid reason for David Levy to resign as deputy premier and foreign minister, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said Monday. The move is “entirely unnecessary, unnatural and should not be,” he told reporters in Migdal Ha’emek. “He should not go ahead with the resignation. He has no cause to do so.” The comments… More ▸

  • Levy Balking at Shamir Attempt to Reunite Rival Camps in Likud

    Foreign Minister David Levy is not responding to peace overtures from the Likud leadership to keep the party united for the upcoming election campaign. Although he met privately with Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir last Thursday, Levy by all accounts still blames a cabal of Shamir, Moshe Arens and Ariel Sharon for the political humiliation he… More ▸

  • Levy, Still Angry at Shamir, Considering Break with Likud

    Foreign Minister David Levy is seriously considering breaking away from Likud and forming his own party to run in the June 23 Knesset elections, according to media reports here. Some of Levy’s supporters have called openly for him to make the break and strike out on his own in the aftermath of the political disaster… More ▸

  • Shamir Puts Best Face on Dispute in Address to U.S. Jewish Leaders

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir tried to put the best face this week on Israel’s disagreements with Washington over the issue of U.S. loan guarantees and Israeli settlements in the administered territories. “Obviously, we have our differences with the U.S. from time to time,” Shamir told visiting members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American… More ▸

  • Shamir Re-elected to Head Likud, Beating Levy and Sharon Handily

    Yitzhak Shamir won a resounding endorsement Thursday from Likud’s huge Central Committee, which selected him to head the party for another four years. The decision means Shamir will remain prime minister if Likud wins enough seats in the June 23 Knesset elections to form a government. The 76-year-old premier easily outdistanced his rivals. By the… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Chief Urges Shamir to Act to Stem Decrease in Aliyah

    Jewish Agency Chairman Simcha Dinitz carried his political fight over national priorities in Israel to London last week, pulling no punches at meetings with fundraisers and Zionist loyalists. Dinitz, a member of Israel’s opposition Labor Party and a former ambassador to the United States, challenged Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to take measures to stem the… More ▸

  • Israel Won’t Use U.S. Loan Money for Settlements, Shamir Promises

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir promised Thursday that money Israel borrows through U.S.-guaranteed loans will be earmarked exclusively for the absorption of immigrants, not building settlements in the administered territories. Shamir’s remarks to leaders of the State of Israel Bonds Prime Minister’s Mission here were clearly intended to mollify the U.S. administration and American public opinion…. More ▸

  • Shamir Government Survives Vote, but Early Elections Anticipate

    Early elections in Israel are virtually certain, even though the Likud government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir easily weathered five no-confidence motions hurled against it in the Knesset on Monday. They were defeated in a single vote of 55-49, with five abstentions. But the consensus among political leaders was that the nation would go to… More ▸

  • Shamir Government Gets Reprieve with Tsomet Decision to Back It

    The Likud government, deprived of its parliamentary majority, apparently has been saved from the ignominy of being toppled by a Labor-sponsored no-confidence motion next week. The right-wing Tsomet party, which bolted Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s coalition last month, decided Thursday that it would not support the no-confidence measure, which the Knesset is scheduled to vote… More ▸