Haganah


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Haganah

A secret society formed by Jews in Palestine in 1920 to defend themselves against attacks by Arabs. It formed the nucleus of the eventual Israeli army.
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Noun1.Haganah - the clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948; became the basis for the Israeli defense force
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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The racist entity was mainly based on crimes and massacres committed by Haganah, Aragon and Stern Zionist gangs.
I have heard of the Jewish terrorist gangs - Irgun, Haganah Lehi (Stern Gang), the blowing up the King David Hotel, Plan Dalet and the ethnic cleansing of 670 Palestinian villages, the massacre at Deir Yassin and the assassination of UN mediator Count Folk Bernadotte.
The 85-year-old intellectual's proficiency in the subject began 70 years ago, when, as a 15-year-old, he witnessed the massacre of Beit Daras at the hands of the Jewish Haganah militia.
Haganah and the area's two chief rabbis condemned the killings, and the Jewish Agency for Israel sent Jordan's King Abdullah a letter of apology, which the king rebuffed.
My friend Huddy's grandfathera member of the last old-guard Modern Orthodox shul in Williamsburg and former Haganah fightershoved a piece of matjes in my face after services one morning," he recalled.
The "May 1946" plan, for example, was drawn up by the Haganah, a Jewish paramilitary organization that later became the nucleus of the nascent Israeli army.
Caption: Haifa, 1948: Palestinian Arabs expelled from Haifa at gunpoint by Haganah.
The village had been the site of a fierce battle between the Arab Liberation Army and Haganah terrorists in April 1948.
He rose through the ranks: from a member the paramilitary Haganah militias to later take office as prime minister and president.
He also was a member of the Haganah before Israel became a state in 1948.
Spending his days as a taxi driver taking tourists to religious sites, he remains loyal to the members of his Haganah cell, accepting missions that grow ever more dangerous under the cell's elusive leader, Asher.
The Irgun forces was supported by the Haganah, a group that went on to form the basis of the Israeli military, and the Lehi, led by Yitzhak Shamir.