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  10/15/2013, Cheshvan 11, 5774

New Park in Maale Adumim Named for PM Yitzhak Shamir


A public park named for former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who passed away in 2012, was unveiled today Tuesday in Ma'ale Adumim. Sponsored by the Jewish National Fund, it comes in the tradition of commemorating of Israeli prime ministers by naming with parks after them. Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir (Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu), the son of the late Prime Minister was in attendance, as was the Mayor Benny Kasriel and heads of the JNF. "My father declared Ma'ale Adumim an official city when he served as Prime Minister making it the first to achieve city status in modern times in Judea. Therefore it is natural that this this park be named after him," Shamir stated.