Menachem Begin - The Man, The Statesman, The Politician

Recording reference code : CS - 405

Event type: Radio program
Event date - from: 01/01/1913
Event date - to: 09/03/1992


Army Radio radio program after death of Menachem Begin: biography of Menachem Begin - his childhood, his membership in Hashomer Hatzair and Betar. His escape to Vilna in outbreak of World War II, his arrest and being sent to camp in Siberia. His enlistment in Free Polish Army and arrival to Israel. Command of Etzel, revolt against the British, the 'Season' and the Revolt movement.
29 November. Conquest of Jaffa and Deir Yassin operation. Declaration of independence and disbanding of Etzel. Altalena Affair. First Knesset. Second Knesset and reparations agreement with Germany. Third, fourth and fifth Knesset. Establishment of Gahal (Herut Liberal Party), internal criticism and splits in the movement. National Unity Government, Six Day War and Sixth Knesset elections. Retirement from the government and establishment of the Likud. Yom Kippur War. Elections in 1977, turn-around and victory speech.
Beginning of peace process with Egypt, Anwar Sadat visit to Israel, negotiations for peace, and Camp David Summit and signing of Framework Agreement. Receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and signing the peace agreement. Tenth Knesset elections. Bombing the Iraqi nuclear reactor. Assassination of Anwar Sadat. Evacuation of Yamit communities. Operation Peace for Galilee, Sabra and Shatila massacres, government investigative commission, internal criticism, Peace Now demonstrations and murder of Emil Grintzveig. Begin resignation from the government, retirement from politics and confinement until his death.