Shamir, Yitzhak

(b. 1915)
   Israeli politician. Shamir was born in Ruzimir, Poland and educated at Warsaw University and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He emigrated to Palestine in 1935. He was a member of the Irgun and a founder member and leader of the Stern Gang. He was arrested by the British in 1941 and exiled to Eritrea in 1946. He returned to Israel in 1948. He worked in the Israeli Civil Service (Intelligence branch) between 1955 and 1965 and in business from 1965. He became a member of the Herut movement in 1970 and was elected to the Knesset in 1973. He was Menachem BEGIN’S choice of Speaker of the Knesset from 1977 to 1980 though he initially opposed Begin’s Camp David accord. He became minister of foreign affairs 1980–3, prime minister 1983–4, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs in the Labour- Likud coalition 1984–6 and prime minister again from 1986–92 throughout the Intifada period. His memoirs Summing Up appeared in 1992.

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  • Shamir, Yitzhak — (formerly Yzernitzky) (1915 )    Born in Rozhinay (or Rozhnoi) in eastern Poland in 1915, he was educated at a Hebrew secondary school in Bialystok, where he became a disciple of Vladimir Ze ev Jabotinsky and joined the Revisionist youth movement …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Shamir,Yitzhak — Sha·mir (shə mērʹ), Yitzhak. Originally Yitzhak Yezernitsky. Born 1915. Polish born Israeli politician. He served as a member of Israel s intelligence agency (1955 1965), the Israeli parliament (1973 1996), and as prime minister (1983 1984 and… …   Universalium

  • Shamir, Yitzhak — orig. Yitzhak Jazernicki (n. 15 oct. 1915, Ruzinov, Polonia, Imperio ruso). Estadista israelí de origen polaco. En 1935 emigró a Palestina, donde ayudó a fundar la organización Combatientes por la libertad de Israel, conocida más tarde como la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Shamir, Yitzhak —  (1915–) Prime minister of Israel (1983–1984, 1988–1992); born Yitzhak Jazernicki …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Shamir, Yitzhak — (b. 1915)    Israeli statesman. He was born in Ruzinoy, Polland. He emigrated to Palestine in 1935 and joined Irgun Tzevai Leumi. He later helped to reorganize the Central Committee of the Lohame Herat Yisrael. He was elected to the Knesset in… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Shamir — (Yitzhak) (né en 1915) homme politique israélien. Chef du Likoud (1983 1992), il fut Premier ministre en 1983 1984 et 1986 1992 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Yitzhak Shamir — Infobox Prime Minister name=Yitzhak Shamir יִצְחָק שָׁמִיר order=7th office= Prime Minister of Israel term start =20 October 1986 term end =13 July 1992 predecessor =Shimon Peres successor =Yitzhak Rabin term start2 =10 October 1983 term end2 =14 …   Wikipedia

  • Yitzhak — (as used in expressions) Rabin Yitzhak Shamir Yitzhak Yitzhak Jazernicki Zuckerman Yitzhak Yitzhak Cukierman * * * …   Universalium

  • SHAMIR (Yazernitzki), YITZHAK — (1915– ), pre state underground leader and Israeli prime minister, member of the Eighth to Thirteenth Knesset. Born in Ruzinoy, in Eastern Poland, Shamir studied at a Hebrew gymnasium in Bialystok, and was a member of the betar youth movement .… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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