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  • Begin Intervenes in Strike

    Premier Menachem Begin intervened personally in the doctors strike today, for the first time since it began more than four months ago. He summoned Finance Minister Yoram Aridor and Health Minister Eliezer Shostak to the Prime Minister’s Office for a three-way meeting. Two hours later, Begin received a delegation of six doctors from Soroka Hospital… More ▸

  • Begin Halts Cabinet Clash As Doctors Stage Hunger Strike

    Premier Menachem Begin intervened to halt an exchange of insults at today’s Cabinet meeting between Finance Minister Yoram Aridor and Health Minister Eliezer Shostak over the strike by government employed doctors, now well into its fourth month. The outburst was the result of the latest tactic employed by the doctors to press their demands for… More ▸

  • Begin Gets Reagan Letter

    U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis met with Premier Menachem Begin for more than an hour today and delivered a letter from President Reagan which reportedly dealt, among other things with Begin’s expected visit to Washington. Lewis did not say when it would take place. Lewis was reported to have briefed Begin on high level American consultations… More ▸

  • Schindler Credits Begin for Better Relations with U.S.

    Rabbi Alexander Schindler believes U.S.-Israeli relations have vastly improved in recent weeks and he credits “the integrity, steadfastness and moral courage” of Israeli Premier Menachem Begin. Schindler, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, addressing the UAHC board of trustees at its annual meeting here, praised “the new era of good feeling between Washington… More ▸

  • Begin Calls for Unity in Knesset So ‘our Boys Can Return Home’ As Opposition Presses for Withdrawal

    Premier Menachem Begin’s government has come under mounting pressure from opposition ranks and various anti-war groups to end Israel’s presence in Lebanon without delay. This week will mark the first anniversary of Israel’s invasion of Lebanon with the ostensible objective of clearing Palestine Liberation Organization terrorists out of south Lebanon and achieving “Peace for Galilee”–as… More ▸

  • Visiting U.S. Congressmen Hear Begin’s Concern About Casualties

    Premier Menachem Begin told a group of American Congressmen today he was concerned over Israeli casualties in Lebanon. Begin did not speak of a war of attrition. But Sen. Arlen Specter (R. Pa.) said that Begin made clear that Israel would do “what is necessary.” The Congressmen met Begin today as part of their study… More ▸

  • Begin Says There Are Several Difficulties in the Way of Implementing Israel-lebanon Pact

    Premier Menachem Begin acknowledged today that there are several difficulties in the way of implementing Israel’s agreement with Lebanon, chiefly Syria’s refusal to cooperate by agreeing to withdraw its forces from that country. But he told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Security Committee that Israel should not present any ultimatums but should draw up a… More ▸