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Menachem Begin

  • 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 ▸

  • Labor Party Continues Low Profile in Aftermath of Begin’s Announcement

    The Labor Party continued to maintain a low profile in the aftermath of Premier Menachem Begin’s announcement of his intention to resign. The party’s central bodies were to meet this evening, but satisfaction was expressed in Labor Party circles this morning that the party had decided to go slow in issuing an official reaction to… 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 ▸

  • Begin Calls off Washington Visit; ‘personal Reasons’ Cited

    Israeli Premier Menachem Begin will not be coming to Washington next week for “personal reasons,” the White House announced this morning. Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes said Begin informed President Reagan of his change of plans in a five-minute telephone conversation. He said the Premier did not explain what he meant by “personal reasons” nor… More ▸