Posted: Jun 30, 2012 2:01 PM by Sharlee Barriere
Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has died. Current Prime Minister Benjamin Netnayhau mourned Shamir's death, saying in a statement that Shamir "led Israel with a deep loyalty to the nation." The Polish-born Shamir's ability to remain true to his belief - that Israel must hang on to territory and never trust an Arab regime - guided him throughout his life. His term as prime minister was marked by the Palestinian uprising and the 1991 Gulf war, when Iraq fired 39 Scud missiles at Israel. Shamir was 96.