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  • Begin Undergoes Surgery

    Former Premier Menachem Begin underwent surgery for a prostate condition at Shaare Zedek Hospital today and is recovering and feeling well, according to a hospital bulletin. His aide, Yehiel Kadishai told reporters that the operation was successful. Begin, 71, was hospitalized over the weekend for tests which determined that he did not have a malignancy…. More ▸

  • Begin Hospitalized

    Former Premier Menachem Begin was admitted to the Shaarei Zekek Hospital here, suffering from what was described by the hospital as a urological problem. Begin, 71, was undergoing tests and was reported this afternoon as being in satisfactory condition, feeling comfortable and reading newspapers. He was admitted to the hospital after complaining overnight that he… More ▸

  • Trying to Form a Government: Herzog to Begin Informal Talks with Likud and Labor Leaders

    President Chaim Herzog has decided to begin “informal” consultations with the two main parties tomorrow, even before official publication of the election results. Herzog will meet with Labor Alignment leaders and then with Likud leaders, according to a spokesman for the President. Other meetings have not yet been scheduled. Under the law, the President is… More ▸

  • Speculation over Begin’s Role in Last Inning of Election Campaign

    Election issues appeared to take second place today to speculation over whether former Premier Menachem Begin will indeed emerge from his self-imposed seclusion to campaign on behalf of Likud before the voters go to the polls next Monday. Asked if he would, in a brief telephone interview with a Kol Israel Radio reporter this morning…. More ▸

  • Begin and Meridor Will Not Run for Next Knesset Elections

    Former Premier Menachem Begin will not be in the next Knesset even if Likud should win the July 23 elections. Israel Radio reported today that his name, and that of Economic Minister Yaacov Meridor, were absent from the final list of Herut members running for election. A total of 180 names was submitted to the… More ▸

  • Begin Moves to His New Home

    After 102 days of self-imposed isolation, former Premier Menachem Begin quietly moved from his official residence to his new home last night in an almost clandestine operation. Begin was driven from the Prime Minister’s home in a limousine after dark. Only a few passersby and several photographers witnessed the move. Photographs of Begin published in… More ▸

  • Begin to End Self-imposed Isolation

    Sources close to former Premier Menachem Begin said today that he may soon end the self-imposed seclusion which has kept him out of the public eye for the last 100 days. They said he has shaved off his beard, indicating that the skin ailment which plagued him is improved, and that he is gradually emerging… More ▸

  • Begin Fails to Attend Memorial Service for His Late Wife

    Former Premier Menachem Begin failed to attend the memorial service on Mt. Olives last Friday to mark the first anniversary of the death of his wife, Aliza. Begin’s children. Premier Yitzhak Shamir and his wife Shulamit, dozens of friends as well as journalists did show up, however, for the 15-minute ceremony. Begin was known to… More ▸

  • Attorney General Says Further Delay by Begin in Submitting Formal Resignation Could Be an Inpropriet

    Attorney General Yitzhak Zamir issued a legal opinion last night indicating that further delay by Premier Menachem Begin in submitting his formal resignation could constitute an impropriety. But Zamir made it clear that the two weeks which have elapsed since Begin announced his intention to resign are a “reasonable” and “acceptable” period under the law… More ▸

  • Begin Officially Resigns: Hands in His Resignation to Herzog

    Menachem Begin offically resigned as Prime Minister Thursday. His formal letter of resignation was delivered to President Chaim Herzog by Cabinet Secretary Dan Meridor. A spokesman for Begin told reporters that the 70-year-old Israeli leader has a facial rash and, being unable to shave, did not want to appear before the President. But speculation was… More ▸