Definition of Shamir, Yitzhak in US English:

Shamir, Yitzhak

proper noun

  • (1915–2012), Israeli statesman, born in Poland; prime minister 1983–84 and 1986–92; Polish name Yitzhak Jazernicki. Under his leadership, Israel did not retaliate when attacked by Iraqi missiles during the Gulf War and possibly averted an escalation of the conflict.

Pronunciation

Shamir, Yitzhak

/SHəˈmi(ə)r/