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SWC Mourns the Passing of Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir

July 1, 2012

The Simon Wiesenthal Center joins the whole house of Israel in mourning the passing of former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir who served Israel with courage and great distinction in the struggle for the creation of Israel and every day since the Jewish state's founding.

We remember fondly his numerous visits to the Wiesenthal center in Los Angeles. He will be remembered as a great patriot who woke up everyday asking: "What more can I do today to defend the State Of Israel and the Jewish people."
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).