Begin and Sadat 521.
(photo credit: Reuters)
In 1949, when Israel had its first election, the right-wing Herut Party led by
Menachem Begin came in fourth with only 14 Knesset seats. It was a depressing
disappointment for the former underground commander and his many
followers.However, when the big winner of the election, David
Ben-Gurion’s Mapai Party, sat down to analyze the results, it found a disturbing
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