Begin’s enduring odyssey

By
April 3, 2014 15:17

The legacy of the late prime minister is explored through his dedication to Jewish peoplehood.




Begin with Sadat

begin and sadat 370. (photo credit:REUTERS)

 In 1977, not long after Menachem Begin formed the first Likud-led government, there was worry among some advisers and American-Jewish leaders that his “shtetl Jew” appearance would harm Israel.

Unlike the dapper Labor leaders of the past, such as Yitzhak Rabin, or the short-sleeved “pioneers” of the 1950s, Begin wore a rumpled black suit and decidedly accountant-looking glasses. Some fashion big shots were sent to his modest home and “suggested he make some changes.”

Read More...

Related Content
September 18, 2017
Shamai Glick – a portrait

By PEGGY CIDOR