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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One famous example is a meeting in 1945 between Bugsy Siegel and Reuven Dafne, a Haganah (precursor of the Israel Defense Forces) emissary.
Mohamed al- Khidir Mohamed Hamid, the commander of the 5 th Infantry Haganah, has issued a decision for the formation of a committee for the investigation of North Kordofan Renaissance Project (Na'afeer) mony to be chaired by the head of the state's legal administration, the membership of the national auditing authority in the state and others.
It all started when Yair Netanyahu, the son of the recently re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, posted a tweet from a Palestinian village that was ethnically cleansed of its Palestinian inhabitants by Haganah, Irgun and Lehi -- Zionist groups that are widely considered terrorist organizations -- between 1947 and 1948.
and their inhabitants expelled beyond the borders of the Jewish state", Masalha wrote quoting the History of the Haganah by Yehuda Slutsky.
and their inhabitants expelled beyond the borders of the Jewish state'," wrote Masalha, quoting the History of the Haganah by Yehuda Slutsky.
The protests, which recently included sea demonstrations, demand the renowned right of return be implemented to allow millions of Palestinians return to the areas and villages from where they were driven out of in 1948 as a result of the massacres that had been committed by the Zionist gangs of Haganah and Irgun against thousands of Palestinians.
He formed a committee that recommended economic sanctions and fines for the Haganah in case of violation of the conditions of recruitment.
It has also described Hamas as a 'Terrorist Movement' for trying to defend the land, and defended 'Haganah' as a Jewish paramilitary organization.
One is a young female volunteer, Aviva, who represents "the many Haganah men and women who organized and ran the movement of illegal ships that tried to break through the British blockade" (157).
The operation was placed under the aegis of the Haganah, the underground forerunner of the Israel Defense Forces, and involved hundreds of Americans from every walk of life.
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.
I have seen a great deal of war, but I never saw a sight like Deir Yassin," declared Eliahu Arbel, operations officer B of the Haganah's Etzione Brigade, who arrived at the scene on April 10.