President Shimon Peres lamented former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir who passed away on Saturday in a decoration ceremony for two of the soldiers who were injured in the Independence Day ceremony stage set collapse on Mount Herzl.
Peres said Shamir was true to himself, and never tried to imitate anyone. "He had courage, and he lived as a patriot, weather you agreed with him or not." Peres added that the late premier's contribution was in his restraint. (Noam Dabul Dvir)