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The party was divided into three competing camps - one following Yitzhak Shamir, the second Ariel Sharon and the third David Levy - which may have mounted obstacles to actually ruling but also provided a vital platform for fierce public debate in which the leader was not exempt from criticism and his ...

Just imagine similar allegations against Shimon Peres, with Menachem Begin or even Yitzhak Shamir in the opposition – heaven and earth would be shaking. But Israel has in recent years developed a regime with no opposition, like in Putin's Russia or Erdogan's Turkey – but with a global innovation Made ...
His son, deputy housing minister and MK Jackie Levy (Likud), called his father “a man whose straight path bridged the painful and numerous gaps in society ... a seeker of social justice.” Levy has 10 other children. Yitzhak Shamir, David Levy and Ariel Sharon at a Likud Central Committee meeting, 1989.
The heads of the two militias, Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir, later became Prime Ministers of Israel. Begin, head of the Irgun militia, sent the following message to his troops about their victory at Deir Yassin: “Accept my congratulations on this splendid act of conquest. Convey my regards to all the ...
His comments even echoed the anti-Polish remarks of a former Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Shamir, a native of Poland whose parents were killed there in the Holocaust. In 1989, Shamir claimed that anti-Semitism among Poles was so “deeply imbued in their tradition, their mentality,” that they “suck it in ...
David Ben Gurion, Menahem Begin, Ariel Sharon, Yitzhak Rabin, Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon Peres, Golda Meir, and now Bibi were all characters. The prime ministers who lacked character did not leave a lasting impression while in office, such as Moshe Sharett, Levi Eshkol, Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert.
In the fall of 1989 I was the Jerusalem Post's diplomatic correspondent. I was summoned one day to the offices of Yehuda Levy, who had recently been installed as president and publisher of the newspaper by its new owners, the Canadian Hollinger company, owned by arch conservative Conrad Black and ...
And in 1992, anti-corruption demonstrations helped Yitzhak Rabin to beat Yitzhak Shamir. So what has changed? A number of Haaretz writers have weighed in. Yossi Klein cited Likud voters' need for “revenge” against the elites (Feb. 22). Daniel Blatman proposed “fear” as an explanation for the lack of ...
Yitzhak Shamir, Russian born former prime minister. Leader of LEHI, the so-called Stern Gang militia, was responsible, together with the Irgun, for the massacre of the entire Palestinian village of Deir Yassin on April 9th., 1948. Arial Sharon, born Scheinermann, former prime Minister, was defence minister ...
I have always admired the more modest Jewish leadership of the kind modeled by greats like David Ben-Gurion, Yitzhak Ben-Tzvi, Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir. That said, flaws and all, Bibi Netanyahu, in his own right, is indeed one of the greats. Who can forget how he withstood the pressure from ...


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