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A Short Man But A Giant Prime Minister

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It was a privilege to know and to work with one of the leading figures in the history of the state of Israel. Yitzhak Shamir was a short man but a giant prime minister.

Avraham Shmuel Levin is a veteran journalist residing in Israel.

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