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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that is the way we will fight them," says Avidan, the commander of the Hagganah.
A year ago, in an article on "The nucleus of evil", I reflected on Israel's beginning, when the terrorist actions of Zionist groups like the Hagganah, the Irgun, and Stern Gang (forerunners of the current Israeli terrorist army), established "extermination" as a control mechanism.
Jan is easily recruited by Hagganah agents to live on a Kibbutz in Israel.