Menachem Begin signs a philatelic envelope honoring the 20th
Anniversary of the United Nations.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "M. Begin" in English, 6½x3½.
First Day Cover honoring the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations, 5 and
15-cent United Nation 20th Anniversary stamps affixed, postmarked United
Nations, New York, June 26, 1965, 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 condition.
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PRIME MINISTER MENACHEM BEGIN (ISRAEL)
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