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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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.
Morris, one of the key figures among the Israeli New Historians, has done more than almost anyone to document the roles of the Hagganah and the early IDF in the expulsions of Arabs from their villages (among many other phenomena) during the War of Independence.