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September 11, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Two former members of a militant Jewish group that was led by now-Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir have admitted they took part in the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden 40 years ago while he was serving as U.N. mediator in Palestine, according to Dan Margalit of Israel's state-run Educational Television.
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November 14, 1991 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Graduates of a rabbinical seminary that is scheduled to award an honorary doctorate this weekend to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir in Los Angeles have denounced him as a former terrorist incapable of making even the smallest concessions for peace.
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NEWS
March 7, 1989 | From Reuters
Israel's Jerusalem Post broke a national taboo today by writing of a 1941 link between Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's Stern Gang guerrillas and Nazi Germany. The episode, known to historians, is almost never mentioned in a country that reveres the memory of 6 million European Jews, including Shamir's entire family, killed by the Nazis during World War II.
NEWS
November 2, 1991
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir is a former commander of the underground Stern gang, which fought British rule of Palestine. In 1988, two former Stern gang members said they were involved in the 1948 assassination of Swedish Count Folke Bernadotte, a U.N. mediator. They said Bernadotte was slain because he planned to grant the United Nations control over Jerusalem and hand over key areas to Arabs. The two men did not mention Shamir, and the prime minister's aides denied his involvement.
NEWS
November 2, 1991
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir is a former commander of the underground Stern gang, which fought British rule of Palestine. In 1988, two former Stern gang members said they were involved in the 1948 assassination of Swedish Count Folke Bernadotte, a U.N. mediator. They said Bernadotte was slain because he planned to grant the United Nations control over Jerusalem and hand over key areas to Arabs. The two men did not mention Shamir, and the prime minister's aides denied his involvement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1991 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Graduates of a rabbinical seminary that is scheduled to award an honorary doctorate this weekend to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir in Los Angeles have denounced him as a former terrorist incapable of making even the smallest concessions for peace.
NEWS
August 14, 1986 | From Reuters
Yehoshua Cohen, linked by historians to the 1948 assassination of United Nations mediator Count Folke Bernadotte, has died at the age of 64, the Israeli news agency Itim said. Cohen, a member of the Israeli underground movement before Israel became a nation, died Friday at his home in the Negev Desert kibbutz (collective settlement) of Sde Boker after a heart attack, the agency said this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1992
We sometimes learn more about world leaders from those who would normally be their allies than from their natural enemies. Such is the case with Begin. Begin was leader of the infamous Irgun terrorist organization that committed unspeakable atrocities throughout Palestine in the 1940s. It was Begin's organization that dynamited the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1946, killing nearly 100 people. Two years later, Begin's Irgun collaborated with Yitzhak Shamir's Stern Gang in the massacre of 20 civilians in the Arab village of Dier Yassin.
OPINION
November 10, 1991
The Times is correct when it states that no one from Syrian President Hafez Assad's regime needs to lecture Israel, or any state, on the evils of terrorism. By the same token, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir should never become a keynote speaker on the ills of terrorism. Both of Israel's last two prime ministers were leaders of notorious terrorist organizations in Palestine during the years preceding Israel's 1948 war of independence. Given the heinous nature of atrocities committed by Shamir's Stern Gang, and former Prime Minister Menachem Begin's Irgun terrorist organizations against anyone opposing their manic agendas, it is virtually certain that these barbarous activities would have continued as before, had Israel's war of independence ended in loss or stalemate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1988
Segal is right in saying that the term terrorism is "notoriously hard to define." He correctly refers to the activities of the Stern Gang, the incidents at Der Yassein and Sabra and Chatilla, but does not explain why such activities are not declared as terrorism, pure and simple, by the American and Israeli press. If we were to use his definition ("Purposeful targetting or putting at risk of civilian populations"), then can all those incidents as well as the continuing massacre of Palestinians by Israelis be considered as anything but terrorism?
NEWS
March 7, 1989 | From Reuters
Israel's Jerusalem Post broke a national taboo today by writing of a 1941 link between Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's Stern Gang guerrillas and Nazi Germany. The episode, known to historians, is almost never mentioned in a country that reveres the memory of 6 million European Jews, including Shamir's entire family, killed by the Nazis during World War II.
NEWS
September 11, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Two former members of a militant Jewish group that was led by now-Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir have admitted they took part in the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden 40 years ago while he was serving as U.N. mediator in Palestine, according to Dan Margalit of Israel's state-run Educational Television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Moshe Shamir, 83, a prolific novelist and politician who advocated expansion of Israel to its biblical borders, died from undisclosed causes Aug. 21 at Rishon Lezion near Tel Aviv. Born in northern Palestine, Shamir led the Hashomer Hatzair movement and lived on its kibbutz before joining the Palmach, a unit of the underground Haganah army, prior to the creation of Israel in 1948. In the 1960s, he moved to the right politically, serving in parliament for the Likud Party.
NEWS
November 5, 1995
In the tortured history of the modern Middle East, leaders who push for peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Arabs have long been at risk. Before Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was shot and killed Saturday, three others who spoke for coexistence had been felled by nationalist assassins: * Count Folke Bernadotte, a Swedish diplomat and member of the Swedish royal family, was appointed U.N. mediator in Palestine on May 20, 1948.
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