Menachem Begin signs the cover of the February 21, 1983 issue of
Magazine Cover signed: "M. Begin". Color, 8¼x10¾ overall,
image 7¼x10. Cover of "Time" magazine, February 21, 1983. Cover story titled
"Verdict On The Massacre 'It should have been foreseen'". Born in Poland,
Begin (1913-1992) reached British Palestine in 1943 to participate in the
struggle for an independent state of Israel. He served in the Knesset from its
first session. In 1973, the Likud Party was formed and Begin became its
leader. When Likud won the elections in 1977, he became Prime Minister. Begin
and Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat received the Nobel Peace Prize for the
peace treaty they signed in 1978, 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 air space and destroyed the facility, which Israel later claimed
had been primed for a start up. In 1982, Begin authorized the Israeli invasion
of Lebanon. In failing health and following the death of his wife, Aliza, Begin
stepped down in September 1983. Mailing label remnant at lower left, touching
image. Edges slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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PRIME MINISTER MENACHEM BEGIN (ISRAEL)
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