Begin Without Smears

Breindel, Eric
June 1977
New Republic;6/18/77, Vol. 176 Issue 25, p16
Examines implications of the rise to power of Menahem Begin in Jerusalem on world politics. World reactions on the victory of Begin as Prime Minister of Israel; Background and details on his ascendancy to power; Criticism over his reputation as terrorist and murderer; Comparison with former Israeli leaders; Political outlook for Israel; Role of Begin during Israel independence; Information on political career of Begin; Report on Irgun Zavi Leumi, the freedom fighters' organization of Palestine, revolt against the British Mandatory administration in Palestine ; Information on warning policy; Report on Irgun taking military operations against Palestinian Arabs; Report that in 1944 Irgun operations were directed against the British administration; Disbandment of Irgun before attacking Arab village, by Palestinians; Focus on changes in Begin since the establishment of Israel.


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