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Yitzchak Shamir – Israel’s Least Appreciated Prime Minister

Former PM Yitzchak Shamir and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Former PM Yitzchak Shamir and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

There is one story about Shamir that I will never forget. As we were driving from his hotel in North Oxford, through the ancient city center, en route to a dinner with academics that I had arranged, I turned to him and asked him, “Had you remained Prime Minister, and now seeing how excited the Israeli people are about peace, would you have ceded any land?” He turned to me with a sudden jerk of his head and said quietly but ferociously, “Not one inch.”

About the Author: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi” whom the Washington Post calls “the most famous Rabbi in America,” is the international best-selling author of 29 books, including The Fed-up Man of Faith: Challenging God in the Face of Tragedy and Suffering. Follow him on Twitter @RabbiShmuley.


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One Response to “Yitzchak Shamir – Israel’s Least Appreciated Prime Minister”

  1. John DeLancy says:

    He was a very good man. He never gave part of Israel to her enemies, and he helped regather some of the people of Israel. We will miss him, and he will enjoy heaven. I'm looking forward to talking with him after the Resurrection.

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