Tag Archive for Yair Shamir

Bedouins tell Israel: Polygamy is Natural, Do Not Interfere

Bedouin leaders respond harshly to the minister who dared challenge their right to marry as many women as they deem proper.

By Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen


Leaders of the Negev Bedouin fired back immediately Sunday at Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir (Yisrael Beytenu), who called Sunday for an end to polygamy in the Bedouin sector. Shamir, who heads the Committee on Regulation of Bedouin Settlement, told a Bedouin group that he is considering reviving a plan proposed in the past to place limits on Bedouin marriage.

MK Taleb Abu Arar (Raam-Taal) responded by saying that he is not surprised by Shamir’s words. Continue Reading »

Lapid: U.S. Forced Israel to Choose Freeing Imprisoned Terrorists, as the Lesser Evil

Without discussing what the White House would have orchestrated against Israel had Jerusalem refused to choose, Israel’s Finance Minister admitted that ‘America presented our options – and the others were worse’.

By Maayana Miskin



Finance Minister Yair Lapid, whose Yesh Atid party is the second-largest in the coalition, spoke out Tuesday in defense of the government’s decision to free terrorists convicted of horrific murders.

In an interview with IDF Radio (Galei Tzahal) Lapid argued that freeing terrorists was the best option from among several options United States diplomats had put forth.

“There are always options around the table. Continue Reading »

Here’s Yair Shamir, a political scion & Avigdor Liberman’s likely replacement

Yair Shamir says “When you look at who Israeli politicians are, there isn’t enough representation of industry and agriculture, the people that are really doing anything.”

By Ben Sales ,JTA


For the Israeli Air Force commander turned technocrat turned politician, these topics include how to respond to settlement evacuations or achieve Palestinian statehood, a fracture in the U.S.-Israel relationship or Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Liberman’s departure from politics.

Yair Shamir

Shamir, the 67-year-old scion of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, is the hard-line Yisrael Beiteinu’s No. 2. With Liberman, the former foreign minister, under indictment for fraud and breach of trust, he is the de facto heir apparent to one of Israel’s largest political parties. Continue Reading »