Menachem Begin Biography

Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944, against the British mandatory government, which was opposed by the Jewish Agency. As head of the Irgun, he targeted the British in Palestine.

Begin was elected to the first Knesset, as head of Herut, the party he founded, and was at first on the political fringe, embodying the opposition to the Mapai-led government and Israeli establishment. He remained in opposition in the eight consecutive elections, but became more acceptable to the political center. His 1977 electoral victory and premiership ended three decades of Labour Party political dominance.

Begin’s most significant achievement as Prime Minister was the signing of a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979, for which he and Anwar Sadat shared the Nobel Prize for Peace. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Menachem Begin
Nationality:
Israel
Profession:
Politician
Ethnicity:
Ashkenazi Jews, Jewish people, Poles, Israelis
Religion:
Judaism
Date of Birth:
August 16, 1913
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
March 9, 1992
Age at Death:
78
Marriages
Menachem Begin Timeline
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