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Begin was great, but Shamir even better.

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Submitted by R. S. Davis (United States), Apr 12, 2010 at 13:09

As much as I admire Menachem Begin, the Israeli Prime Minister most successful in defending Israeli interests was Yitzchak Shamir. He stonewalled the Palestinians, the Arab world and the US without flinching.

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