Haganah(redirected from Hagannah)
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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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|Noun||1.||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"