An American Friend of Israel Dies at 100

Stand for Israel  |  February 8, 2021

George Shultz with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir
George Shultz with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir

The United States and the rest of the world mourn the loss of a true American diplomat and a friend of Israel. George Shultz, who served as Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan, not only helped bring an end to the Cold War, but helped forge a path toward peace in the Middle East. The Times of Israel’s Matthew Lee reports that George Shultz passed away this weekend at the age of 100:

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a titan of American academia, business and diplomacy who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, has died. He was 100…

He was labor secretary, treasury secretary and director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Richard M. Nixon, before spending more than six years as President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state…

Condoleezza Rice, also a former secretary of state and current director of the Hoover Institution, praised Schultz as a “great American statesman” and a “true patriot.”

“He will be remembered in history as a man who made the world a better place…”

May his memory be a blessing.

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.