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Jerusalem to Name Highway for Shamir

Jerusalem plans to honor former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 12/26/2012, 8:27 AM

Yitzchak Shamir
Yitzchak Shamir
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The city of Jerusalem is planning to honor Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir by naming a road after him. An official measure to name Highway 9 after the deceased former Prime Minister will be made Thursday.

Shamir was Israel’s seventh Prime Minister. He died in June 2012 at the age of 96.

Shamir also served at various points in his career as the head of the pre-state military group Lechi, the head of Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, as Knesset Speaker and as a minister.

He also published two books, Sikumo Shel Davar and Michtavim Leshulamit. He was married to his wife Shulamit until her death in 2011, and the couple had two sons, Yair and Gilad.

In 2001 he was awarded the Israel Prize for his life’s work, in honor of his contribution to Israeli society.