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  • Shamir on State Visit to Bulgaria, Hopes to Arrange Immigrant Flights

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir arrived Tuesday in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, on the first official visit to that Eastern European country by an incumbent Israeli prime minister. Although allied with Germany during World War II, Bulgaria was one of the few European states under Nazi domination that tried to protect its Jewish inhabitants, Shamir… More ▸

  • Shamir Dismisses Right’s Demands Peace Conference Plans Be Shelved

    Demands by hard-line Cabinet members to cancel or postpone the Middle East peace conference planned for October were sharply dismissed Sunday by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and rebutted by Foreign Minister David Levy. Housing Minister Ariel Sharon, a Likud hardliner, sided with ministers of the small rightist parties, who argued that last week’s aborted coup… More ▸

  • Shamir Gets Indirect Invitation to Visit Cairo ‘any Time He Likes’

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir finally got his long-awaited invitation from President Hosni Mubarak, though it was less than formal and not extended directly by the Egyptian leader. It was offered instead by Egypt’s deputy prime minister, Yussuf Wali, while entertaining a delegation of nine Likud “young guard” members for dinner Sunday night at his home… More ▸

  • Talks with U.S. on Peace Process Continue As Shamir Begins Vacation

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir began his summer vacation Monday, leaving the next phase of discussions on the peace process to senior aides, working together with U.S. officials. Cabinet Secretary Elyakim Rubinstein and the director general of the Prime Minister’s Office, Yosef Ben-Aharon, were to begin work Tuesday on a “memorandum of understanding” with an American… More ▸

  • Opposition Lends Political Support to Shamir’s Acceptance of U.S. Plan

    Labor Party Chairman Shimon Peres congratulated Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir on Thursday night for giving a positive response to U.S. Secretary of State James Baker on the planned Middle East peace conference. Peres’ move, a rare gesture in Israeli politics, bolstered Shamir’s political strength and rendered less effective the threats from the Likud’s far-right coalition… More ▸

  • News Analysis: Shamir Upbeat on Syrian Talks, Holding Firm on Palestinians

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir seemed cautiously upbeat Monday over the chances that a Middle East peace conference will materialize. He appeared especially pleased at the prospects of direct talks with Syria. Some observers in fact suggested that the tough Likud leader would be prepared to cut some kind of deal with Syria over the Golan… More ▸

  • News Analysis: Likud Warms to Peace Talk Prospects As Shamir Defuses Breakaway Threats

    With Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir having successfully defused secessionist threats by his right-wing coalition partners over the weekend, the Likud government warmed visibly to prospects for peace talks with Syria. Syrian President Hafez Assad, long an object of distrust here, is now seen as serious and sincere in his assent to direct talks with Israel…. More ▸

  • Shamir Invited to Address E.c., a Sign of Improving Relations

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of Israel has been invited to address the European Parliament, the European Community’s legislative body, based here. No date was announced. But the invitation, extended by the president of the Parliament, Enrique Baron Crespo, to a visiting Knesset delegation is symptomatic of rapidly improving relations between the E.C. and the Jewish… More ▸

  • Israeli-egyptian Relations Sour over Article Urging Shamir Ouster

    Israeli-Egyptian relations soured this week after a Cairo newspaper published an article urging the replacement of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. It contended that any progress toward Arab-Israeli peace is impossible as long as the Likud leader remains in power. The article was only the latest of a spate of anti-Israel pieces to appear in what… More ▸