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  • Shamir Begins a 10-day U.S. Visit by Accepting Degree in Los Angeles

    Beginning a coast-to-coast U.S. junket that involves major speeches and a White House meeting Friday with President Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of Israel ran into a few snags here Sunday, but took them in stride. For starters, a number of alumni of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion objected to its conferral… More ▸

  • Egyptian Leader Blames Shamir for Blocking Progress with Syria

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak charged Wednesday that Israel is jamming the peace process with negative signals that make it difficult, if not impossible, for him to mediate peace between Israel and Syria. The Egyptian leader, interviewed on Israel Television’s weekly talk show Moked, blamed Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who, he said, has reacted with a… More ▸

  • Budget Crisis Won’t Be Resolved Before Shamir Heads for the U.S.

    As Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir heads for the United States this week, he is leaving behind a dispute among the religious parties in his coalition that threatens the stability and longevity of his Likudled government. The National Religious Party refuses to support the annual budget, now in committee, unless “special allocations” for schools of the… More ▸

  • Shamir, Knesset Take Tough Stand on Giving Up Territory for Peace

    Government officials here have reacted to Palestinian euphoria over the peace conference in Madrid by pounding home that Israel will not make territorial concessions or allow a Palestinian state. Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir did just that when he told visiting South African President F.W. De Klerk here Monday that “little Eretz Yisrael” is too small… More ▸

  • Shamir and Levy End Their Quarrel, While Netanyahu Gets New Assignment

    While the peace process has barely begun between Israel and its Arab foes, peace has been achieved quickly at the top levels of the Israeli government. Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Foreign Minister David Levy have ended their quarrel after a private “peace talk” Wednesday. The Likud leader made amends to the foreign minister he… More ▸

  • Shamir Hailed by His Cabinet, but is Still at Odds with Levy

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir won a vote of confidence from his Cabinet colleagues Sunday for his leadership of the Israeli delegation at the Madrid peace conference. He seemed to be counseling patience when he told them the conference is “at its early stage” and that the important developments are yet to come. Shamir returned to… More ▸

  • News Analysis: Shamir Going to Madrid Talks with Solid Political Backing

    While history alone will judge Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s performance as Israel’s spokesman for peace on the international stage this week, there is little question that his political performance at home so far has been masterful. As he prepared to fly to Madrid as head of the Israeli delegation to the Middle East peace conference… More ▸

  • Shamir Decision to Go to Madrid Creates Israeli Government Crisis

    The crisis that suddenly flared in the long-troubled relationship between Israeli Prime Mister Yitzhak Shamir and Foreign Minister David Levy is open to a variety of interpretations. Some see it as a storm in a teacup; others as open war in Likud’s top leadership ranks. The rift followed Shamir’s announcement Wednesday evening that he would… More ▸

  • Shamir Offers No Concessions in Remarks to E.c. Parliament

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir used a visit here Tuesday to lay out to members of the European Parliament the positions on which Israel hopes to negotiate peace with its Arab neighbors and the Palestinians. He offered no concessions. Because only heads of state can address the plenary, Shamir spoke behind closed doors to an… More ▸