Remembering Yitzhak Shamir: Reflections and Analysis by Haaretz's Top Writers

From one journalist's first-ever interview with a prime minister, to a comparison of Shamir with a zen master, Haaretz writers provide a comprehensive look at the life of Yitzhak Shamir.

Chemi Shalev remembers Shamir as a modest and moderate man with infinite self-control, a fanatic devotee of his vision of the Jewish people and the Greater Land of Israel.

David Landau writes that Shamir kept true to his statement that his public career would be entirely devoid of personal ego.

Anshel Pfeffer recalls Yitzhak Shamir as the quintessential anti-politician, sticking to his hard-right positions throughout his time in the Knesset.

Chemi Shalev looks back on his first-ever interview with a prime minister, Yitzhak Shamir, and how he came to be one of Shamir's favorite reporters.

Bradley Burston analyzes how Yitzhak Shamir's vision for the Greater Land of Israel is coming to fruition.

Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn explores the legacy of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir

Barak Ravid notes that current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canlearn from Shamir.

Akiva Eldar points out the similarities between Netanyahu and Shamir, in all but appearance, saying that "Netanyahu is Shamir without the mustache."

Sefy Rachlevsky believes that Netanyahu was nothing like Shamir, who "had the quality of a zen master."

Magi Eilon