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Yair Shamir is an IDF reserve colonel. He served in the Israeli Air Force as a pilot, engineer and commander. Shamir holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Technion. Former chairman of El Al and Israel Aerospace Industries. Shamir is devoted to the promotion of  Zionism and  immigration to Israel. He was the chairperson of the Shalem Center and of Israel’s National Roads Company and Managing Partner of Catalyst. Married +3

Yair Shamir is the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.


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We Must Deliver a Knockout to Hamas / Yair Shamir

In recent weeks Israel has been engaged in a real boxing match with Hamas in Gaza. This is the third round in which we are called to face an enemy who will stop at nothing and will attack Israel’s vulnerable point which is – the lives of itscitizens…

Minister Shamir Signs Order Cutting Cheese Prices

Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir, together with Finance Minister Yair Lapid,  signed an order yesterday placing price controls on 5 percent soft white cheese and 38% whipping cream. Following the move, the prices of the two products should go down by about …

Minister Shamir Lauds “twinning” project for animal health and livestock production

A “twinning” project focusing on Israel’s veterinary inspection authorities in the fields of animal health and livestock production comes to an end this month.  Minister of Agriculture Yair Shamir: “The joint veterinary project with the European Union has led to …

Yair Shamir Joins the PM to Unveil Official Commemorative Stamp of Yitzhak Shamir

A new stamp was unveiled at the Prime Minister’s Office in memory of Israel’s seventh prime minister, the late YitzhakShamir, z’l. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Yair Shamir and his sister Gilada joined Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the ceremony. Also …


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