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Yitzchak Shamir, Israel's Seventh Prime Minister, Dies At 96

07/01/2012

Yitzhak Shamir, who served as Israel's prime minister from 1986 to 1992, died Saturday at the age of 96.

He had been living in a nursing home in Tel Aviv and had Alzheimer's disease for several years.

"Yitzhak Shamir belonged to the generation of giants that established the State of Israel and fought for the freedom of the Jewish people in its land," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. "Shamir personified loyalty to the Land of Israel and the eternal values of the Jewish people."

Yitzchak Shamir: Left Poland for Palestine in 1935.

Lawrence Eagleburger dead at 80

Former Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger, who enjoyed particularly good relations with the pro-Israel establishment in Washington, died on Saturday at the age of 80.

Eagleburger took over as acting Secretary of State after the 1992 resignation of James Baker III, who left to honcho George H.W. Bush's unsuccessful campaign for a second term .

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