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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement of the Press Secretary on the Death of Yitzhak Shamir

Yitzhak Shamir dedicated his life to the State of Israel.  From his days working for Israel's independence to his service as Prime Minister, he strengthened Israel's security and advanced the partnership between the United States and Israel.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people of Israel.