Tamir, Shmuel (Katzenelson) (1923-1987)

Defense counsel at the Malkiel Gruenwald libel trial. A commander in the IRGUN and head of intelligence for the Jerusalem district, he was arrested by the British and deported to Kenya where he spent a little over a year. After his performance in Kastner’s libel trial he became Minister of Justice in the new Begin Government. Later, as a member of the Knesset he recanted of things he said about Kastner. Tamir died in Jerusalem in 1987, aged sixty-four.

 

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