In 1992, Republican Whip Senator Alan Simpson from Wyoming, who was critical of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s policies, told me: “How can I like Prime Minister Shamir when he resembles an aggressive, roaring tiger? However, how can I not respect a roaring tiger?!”
Former U.S. Secretary of State Jim Baker, who was one of the crudest detractors of Shamir’s policies, respected Shamir’s ironclad commitment to deeply rooted ideology. Therefore, he considered Shamir a trustworthy—although non-subservient—ally of the U.S.
Shamir was consistently guided by principles, values and a history-driven ideology; he was not herded by pollsters and public-opinion consultants.
The late Prime Minister Shamir was a role model of Jewish patriotism, optimism
The death of Nora Ephron at age 71 sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry. The prolific author and filmmaker had managed to keep her battle with leukemia private to everyone but a few close friends and family. She was equally revered by her colleagues as she was by her millions of fans, who helped make such films as When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail such hits.
Ephron was born in New York City, the daughter of Jewish screenwriters Henry and Phoebe
On May 20th, the Sephardic Jewish world was rocked to the core as they learned of the death of one of the most outstanding philanthropists in the history of Brooklyn’s renowned Sephardic enclave— a community noted worldwide for the importance it places on the giving of charity and helping those in need.
Sonny Gindi, the co-founder and co-owner of the Century 21 chain of department stores, died at the robust age of 88, and is being remembered nowadays by those who knew him well as more than just
The tragic death of 49-year-old real estate executive David Winoker in a skydiving accident in Ulster County two weeks ago has stunned both his family – wife Jillian expressed her guilt over having talked her husband into making the jump – and his business associates, who remembered him as an honorable man who was enjoying great success in his field.
According to authorities, Winoker may have been somewhat responsible for the accident by accidentally knocking his instructor, Alexander Chulsky
Vidal Sassoon, the Jewish hairstylist who fashioned an international business juggernaut of hairdressing salons and hair care products, died last week at age 84. Sassoon was equally famous for revolutionizing women’s hairstyling with his timesaving “wash-and-go” technique. While the hair care magnate officially died at his Los Angeles home from “natural causes,” he had been diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. With his handsome and youthful appearance, and