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March 2, 2005
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Menachem Begin is the most popular leader in Israel’s history by a hair, a poll found. According to the Channel Two television survey published Tuesday, 32.8 percent of Israelis consider Begin the greatest prime minister that the country has ever had, with David Ben-Gurion coming in a close second at 32 percent. Just 7 percent of respondents voted for Ariel Sharon, compared to 14 percent for the late Yitzhak Rabin.

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