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Menachem Begin

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Hussein’s Message to Begin Contains Nothing New, Israeli Official Says

    Israel Radio reported yesterday that two Americans brought Premier Menachem Begin a message from King Hussein of Jordan last week expressing the monarch’s interest in en- tering the Middle East peace process. According to the radio report, Hubert Humphrey 3rd, Minnesota’s Attorney General and son of the late Democratic Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and Marc… More ▸

  • Begin Ready to Accept an Invitation to Visit Germany

    Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin has indicated that he will accept an invitation to visit West Germany which is likely to be extended by Chancellor Helmut Kohl when he visits Israel August 31, diplomatic sources here said today. Die Welt reported today, however, that acceptance of the invitation does not mean that Begin will actually… More ▸