PRIME MINISTER MENACHEM BEGIN (ISRAEL) - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 09/12/1978 CO-SIGNED BY: ZBIGNIEW K. BRZEZINSKI - HFSID 83019
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MENACHEM BEGIN and ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI
Menachem Begin and Zbigniew Brzezinski sign a color publicity photograph of them walking and talking in the woods.
Photograph signed: "M. Begin", and "Best wishes, Zbigniew Brzezinski". Color, 8x10. Date stamp on verso: "12 Se 78", which dates it during the Camp David Summit hosted by U.S. President Jimmy Carter. 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. Born in Poland (1928) but a U.S. citizen since 1958, BRZEZINSKI taught world politics and Soviet studies at Harvard and Columbia Universities. An advisor to the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, he became President Carter's National Security Advisor (1977-1981). He also served as first director (1973) of the Trilateral Commission. Since leaving government, Brzezinski remains actively engaged as a writer, consultant and teacher. Full-length vertical fold down center is not visible head on. Fine condition.
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