Even more astonishing is the fact that the head of the "operation" at Deir Yassin, Menachim Begin
, and Yitzhak Shamir, the leader of the Lehi who participated in the massacre, would also go on to become Israeli Prime Ministers.
BORN ELVIS Presley, American pop icon, 1935, above DAVID Bowie, UK rock star, 1947 STEPHEN Hawking, UK physicist, 1942 DIED FRANCOIS Mitterrand, French president, 1996 TERRY Thomas, English comic actor, 1990, above MENACHIM Begin
, Israeli Prime Minister, 1992
The late Prime Minister Menachim Begin
was the leader of the terror group Irgun, which murdered captured Arabs and British soldiers in cold blood.
This is a label that has been attributed to the likes of Menachim Begin
, Nelson Mandela, Henry Kissinger and many others who have benefited from language's fluidity and slid from being understood as terrorists to statesmen.
He described to me a recent meeting with then-Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin
Neither has it been a secret that top Israeli leaders like Menachim Begin
and Binyamin Netanyahu believe not just in the Israel created by the United Nations, but a Greater Israel created through military conquest.
Israelis pushing the settlement issue include MK Binyamin Begin, son of former Prime Minister Menachim Begin
It was Benzion's Revisionist tenacity that led Menachim Begin
of all people to accuse him of right-wing extremism.
The recipients of this coveted prize included Henry Kissinger (1973) Menachim Begin
(1978), Aung San Suu Kyi (1991) and Shimon Perez (1994) and President Obama (2009).
She said Israel was attacked in 1967, when in fact Menachim Begin
, an Israeli general at the time and later prime minister, admitted years later that "We must be honest.
Since Sadat and then-Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin
signed the peace agreement at Camp David in 1979, political ties between the countries have never been fully normalized.