Former PM Yitzhak Shamir passes away at age 96 in Tel Aviv

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 30, 2012 20:59




Former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir passed away at the age of 96 on Saturday at the care home in which he resided in Tel Aviv.

Shamir served as prime minister for some six years on-and-off beginning in 1983.

He also served as Knesset speaker, opposition head and was among the founders of the Mossad.

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