Shulamit Shamir Dies at 88


yitzchak-shamirShulamit Shamir, wife of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir, died in her Tel Aviv home Friday at the age of 88. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with the Shamir’s son, Yair, after learning of Mrs. Shamir’s death and sent his condolences to the family.

“Shulamit was Yitzchak’s right hand in the Lehi,” read Netanyahu’s statement. “We join all of Israel’s citizens in mourning her death.”

Shulamit Shamir was born in Bulgaria in 1923. She was arrested upon arrival at age 17 in then British-ruled Palestine due to restrictions on Jewish immigration, and was sent to a detention camp. There she met her future husband Yitzchak Shamir, who had been held for his activities as one of the commanders of the underground. They were married in 1944.

Mrs. Shamir joined the Lohamei Herut Israel, Fighters for the Freedom of Israel,” the underground group that broke away from Menachem Begin’s Irgun, where she acted as a courier under the name: Shulamit.

Yitzchak Shamir served as prime minister from 1983-84 and again between 1986-1992.

Shulamit is survived by her husband, the former prime minister, who is now hospitalized in a nursing home in central Israel, two children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

{Arutz Sheva/ Newscenter}


  1. Shulamit Shamir died, but you run a picture of Yitchak Shamir.I don’t get it. Is it your policy not to publish a picture of a woman?? If so why?