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Menachem Begin

Menachem BeginAKA Menachem Wolfovitch Begin

Born: 16-Aug-1913
Birthplace: Brest-Litovsk, Poland
Died: 9-Mar-1992
Location of death: Tel Aviv, Israel
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Israel
Executive summary: Prime Minister of Israel, 1977-82

Prior to the creation of the state of Israel, Menachem Begin was considered by some to be terrorist: Under orders from David Ben-Gurion (which were later rescinded), he bombed the King David Hotel on 22 July 1946, killing 91 people, mostly civilians. This however was not exactly a civilian target, being the headquarters for the British military occupation of Palestine.

Father: Zeev-Dov Begin
Mother: Hassia
Wife: Aliza Arnold (d. 1982, one son, two daughters)
Son: MK Binyamin Begin
Daughter: Leah
Daughter: Hassia

    Law School: University of Warsaw (1935)

    Prime Minister of Israel (1977-83)
    Israeli Knesset
    Likud Founder (1973)
    Nobel Peace Prize 1978 (with Anwar Sadat)
    Tortured by the KGB
    Prostate Surgery Jerusalem, Israel (Sep-1984)
    Proxy Baptism: Mormon per 2-May-2001 Deseret News article
    Secret Service Codename Cedar
    Risk Factors: Diabetes, Pacemaker

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 30-May-1977, DETAILS: Israel: Trouble in the Promised Land
Time, 20-Sep-1982, DETAILS: Begin Digs In -- A Defiant No to Reagan's Peace Plan


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