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  • Begin Decides to Postpone Decision

    Under intense pressure from Likud ministers and party members, Premier Menachem Begin indicated today he would postpone temporarily a final decision on the resignation he announced to a stunned Cabinet yesterday. Such a decision remains unofficial until it is submitted to the President. Delegations of Likud activists come to Begin’s office, together with representatives of… More ▸

  • Redeployment of IDF Will Not Be Affected by Begin’s Move to Resign

    Premier Menachem Begin’s announcement of his intention to resign will have no effect on the redeployment of the Israel Defense Force from the Shouf mountain to its new line along the Awali River, the Defense Ministry said here today. The redeployment, delayed for a few days at the urging of the American and Lebanese governments,… More ▸

  • Kohl’s Scheduled Visit to Israel Unchanged by Begin’s Announcement

    The visit of West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to Israel, set for Wednesday, will take place as scheduled, despite Premier Menachem Begin’s announced plan to resign, a West German government spokesman said today. The Israel Embassy here said nothing has been changed by Begin’s announcement in regard to the visit by Kohl, his first as… More ▸

  • Begin’s Intended Resignation is Highlight in West Europe

    West European radio and television stations highlighted today Premier Menachem Begin’s intention to resign often interrupting news programs and even feature films. The West European governments followed diplomatic practice and refrained from any official comments but the press commentators said Begin’s departure might spell a “fresh start” for the Mideast and help solve the Lebanese… More ▸

  • Begin Meets with Doe

    Premier Menachem Begin met today with Liberian President Samuel Doe and complimented him on the courage of his decision to renew diplomatic relations with Israel and to visit Jerusalem. Doe, in turn, promised to do everything in his power to influence other Black African heads of state to renew diplomatic ties with Israel. He said… More ▸

  • Begin Leads in Popularity Poll

    A massive 78 percent of supporters of Likud among Israelis favor Premier Menachem Begin, as do nearly 16 percent of supporters of the Labor Party, according to results of the latest public opinion poll in The Jerusalem Post. Begin is the choice of 42 percent of the Israeli electorate overall. The runner-up in popularity among… More ▸

  • Administration Surprised by Begin’s Decision to Cancel Visit

    The Reagan Administration, which for weeks has been denying reports that either Israeli Premier Menachem Begin or President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon would cancel their trips to Washington, appeared surprised by Begin’s decision to cancel, announced today. No one could give any reason for Begin’s decision except the unexplained “personal reasons” given by Begin himself…. More ▸