Menachem Begin signs a philatelic envelope honoring the 25th
anniversary of the United Nations and "Peace and Progress".
Philatelic Envelope signed: "M. Begin" in English, 6½x3½.
United Nations First Day Cover honoring the 25th anniversary of the United
Nations and "Peace and Progress", 6,13, and 25-cent United Nations stamps
affixed, postmarked United Nations, New York, June 26, 1970, FIRST DAY OF
ISSUE. In 1973, the Likud Party was formed and Menachem Begin
(1913-1992) became its leader. When Likud won the elections in 1977, he
became Prime Minister. It was during this tenure in 1978, that Begin and
Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat received the Nobel Peace Prize for the peace
treaty they would sign the following year, after much of the Sinai was returned
to Egypt. In June 1981, Begin asked the cabinet to approve the bombing of
the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak. On Shavuot, Israeli planes flew below radar
detection through Arab airspace and destroyed the facility, which Israel later
claimed had been primed for a start up. In 1982, he authorized the Israeli
invasion of Lebanon. In failing health and following the death of his wife,
Aliza, Begin stepped down in September 1983. Slightly creased. Fine
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PRIME MINISTER MENACHEM BEGIN (ISRAEL)
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