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Yitzhak Shamir's Good, Great Life

fredjay Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 4:32 AM
jevica4: Calling Elizabeth the familiar "Lizzy" is unforgivable. She has twice your manners and, though a woman, is undoubtedly a dozen times more the man.
There was something about Yitzhak Shamir, Israel's seventh prime minister who passed away last Saturday, that made you feel shy, in awe when you stood in his presence. In his eulogy at Sunday morning's cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted that Shamir "didn't radiate charisma. He simply radiated inner strength."

Shamir, the diminutive, taciturn leader, was a strong man. And Netanyahu was absolutely right, Shamir's strength owed to his commitment to his convictions. What motivated him to act were not external conditions, but an internal compass, an internal call to devote his life to the Jewish people and...