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Avi Shilon

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780300162356

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300162356.001.0001

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The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough

(p.199) Ten The Breakthrough
Menachem Begin

Avi Shilon

Yale University Press

In February 1967, Menachem Begin was reinstated as chairman of Herut after an inquiry committee, formed at the request of his loyalists, found that a slanderous letter against him that was published in Haaretz was written by a Tamir supporter named Shimshon Rosenbaum. If the 1952 Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany was the catalyst for Begin's rise to politics, it was the Six-Day War in 1967 that saved him. In 1968, Begin participated in the ninth Herut conference in Jerusalem for the first time as a member of government. The elections for the seventh Knesset, planned for November 28, 1969, provided an opportunity for Begin to redefine Gahal and its leader by taking advantage of the postwar spirit of nationalism and his seat in the cabinet. The elections saw Gahal retain its power with twenty-six seats while Hamaarach (a coalition of Mapai, Achdut Haavoda, Poalei Tzion, and most members of Rafi), won fifty-six seats.

Keywords:   elections, Menachem Begin, Herut, Haaretz, Tamir, Israel, politics, Six-Day War, Gahal, Hamaarach

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