Birth Anniversary of Menachem Begin

2019-08-16 Fri

Menachem Begin, Belarusian-Israeli politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, and Nobel Prize laureate was born on 16th August 1913. He was active in both the movement to establish and independent Jewish State in Palestine and in the early Israelli government.

Begin was born in Brest-Litovsk, Poland, to Zeev Dov and Hassia Begin. He was educated at the Mizarchi Hebrew School and later studied law at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Begin had witnessed many acts of violence against Jews in Europe.

Active in the Zionist movement, he became the leader of the Polish branch of the Betar youth moment, dedicated to the establishment of a Jewish state on both sides of Jordan River. Begin’s most significant achievement as Prime Minister was the signing of a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979, for which he and Anwar Sadat (President of Egypt) shared the Nobel Prize for Peace.

To honor him Belarus Postage Stamp has issued commemorative postage stamp in the series of ‘National Leader of Israel born in Belarus’ in 2013.

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