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No More War

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0014
Subject:
History, Political History

When Menachem Begin was elected prime minister of Israel in 1977, he vowed to bring a Jewish style of leadership. He appointed relatively few Herut members to his first cabinet. One of his first ... More


Political Talent

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Born on August 16, 1913, into an era of world wars, Menachem Begin was influenced by romantic Polish nationalism and the Italian figure Giuseppe Garibaldi. His character was shaped within the ... More


Jubilation and Disappointment

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Following the United Nations's proposal for the partition of Palestine, a civil war erupted between the Arabs and the Jews of Palestine, signaling the first phase of the War of Independence. Etzel ... More


“There Will Be Not a Single Katyusha”

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0018
Subject:
History, Political History

In the 1980s, Israel's Lebanese population was made up of Sunnis, Shiites, Druze, Christian Maronites and Catholics, and more than 300,000 Palestinian refugees with no civil rights. Taking into ... More


“It’s My Land and Keep Your Hands Off of It”

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter examines the charge that their inflexible stand against territorial concessions allies Christian Zionists with Jewish religious nationalists who embrace the concept of a Greater Israel. ... More


Menachem Begin

Avi Shilon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Menachem Begin, father of Israel's right wing and sixth prime minister of the nation, was known for his unflinchingly hawkish ideology. And yet, in 1979 he signed a groundbreaking peace treaty with ... More


A Bomb in the Heart of the Empire

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

In September 1945, the Haganah, Etzel, and Lehi discussed the creation of a common resistance movement. Despite Menachem Begin's refusal to merge Etzel with the Haganah, the Jewish Resistance ... More


Rejected and Outcast

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

After four years of solitude in Etzel, Menachem Begin enjoyed public exposure. Although Herut was only the fourth largest party in the Knesset, Begin attained a special position in the assembly based ... More


Deterioration

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0015
Subject:
History, Political History

After Menachem Begin signed the peace treaty with Palestine, the stability of his government came under threat. Several Likud members, including Geula Cohen and Moshe Shamir, resigned in protest over ... More


The Downfall

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0019
Subject:
History, Political History

The death of his wife Aliza Arnold in Israel while he was away on an official visit to Washington exacerbated Menachem Begin's mounting depression. Begin disagreed with U.S. President Ronald Reagan ... More


Declaration of Rebellion

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Only three months after being named Etzel commander, Menachem Begin declared a military revolt against Britain. Despite having few trained fighters and weapons, Begin was confident that they can ... More


A Commander's Getaway

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

At the outbreak of World War II, Menachem Begin made a proposal in Beitar headquarters in Poland: that a Hebrew youth brigade be formed with the help of the Polish Army. However, the Polish ... More


Be Killed But Do Not Transgress

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

After Menachem Begin withdrew from politics, Israel and West Germany initiated talks over a compensation agreement for Holocaust survivors. The negotiations began on March 12, 1951, when the Israeli ... More


Buds of Legitimacy

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

On October 28, 1956, Israel, working with France and Britain, launched Operation Kadesh to attack Egypt. Earlier that month, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, which ... More


The Begin Doctrine

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0016
Subject:
History, Political History

Before his designated successor as prime minister of Israel could be known, Menachem Begin appointed his third finance minister, Yoram Aridor, on January 21, 1981. Aridor's appointment was a turning ... More


The Breakthrough

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

In February 1967, Menachem Begin was reinstated as chairman of Herut after an inquiry committee, formed at the request of his loyalists, found that a slanderous letter against him that was published ... More


King of Israel

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0017
Subject:
History, Political History

Three months prior to the 1981 elections, public opinion polls showed that Menachem Begin's Likud party would lose to Hamaarach by more than twenty-five percent. Three weeks before, the two parties ... More


Going Underground

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

In July 1941, the Soviet Union formed the Anders Army after an attack by Germany. Named after its commander, General Władysław Anders, the Anders Army had 70,000 soldiers, including 5,000 Jews. In ... More


Once More a Rebel

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

When Arie Ben Eliezer, Menachem Begin's deputy and confidant in Herut, died of cancer in January 1970, Begin found himself with no more old allies. As a result, he decided to retire once again, ... More


Against Expectations

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

The Yom Kippur War started with a surprise attack on Israel by Egyptian and Syrian military forces. The Israeli government was caught off-guard, since it imposed a ceasefire in the Suez Canal without ... More


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