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June 30, 2012 9:31 pm

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Passes Away in Tel Aviv

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Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Yitzhak Shamir.

YNet – Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir died Saturday in Tel Aviv. He was 96 years old.

Shamir was Israel‘s seventh prime minister and served two terms in office, 1983-1984 and 1986-1992.

“Yitzhak Shamir was a brave warrior for Israel, before and after its inception. He was a great patriot and his enormous contribution will be forever etched in our chronicles,” PresidentShimon Peres said in a statement.

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