October 17, 1991 |
The son of former Prime Minister Menachem Begin has surprised members of his own Likud Party by announcing he wants to run for prime minister in the next Israeli elections. Zeev Benjamin Begin, 48, a Parliament member and American-educated geologist, said on state television Tuesday night that he will seek the right-wing party's nomination if Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir decides not to run. The next Knesset, or Parliament, elections are in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1993
As a complement to a recent speech by former Israeli President Chaim Herzog, the Temple Bat Yahm will present a talk tonight on peace in the Middle East by the son of former Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Ze'ev Binyamin Begin, a noted leader of the Israeli Likud Party who serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security Policy in Israel, will speak at the temple at 1011 Camelback St.
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April 19, 1993
In the article by Knesset member Ze'ev Benyamin Begin (Commentary, April 1), the Hebrew phrase, "Eretz Yisrael" the meaning of which is "the land of Israel," was followed by the term "Greater Israel," in parentheses. This term was undoubtedly added by the editor and not written by Begin. By identifying "Eretz Yisrael" with "Greater Israel," you distort the meaning of the article and mislead your readers. "Eretz Yisrael" is a geographic concept and not a political one. "Eretz Yisrael" is mentioned innumerable times in the Old Testament as the land of which the fathers of the nation of Israel, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, lived, and in which the people of Israel lived for approximately 1,500 years until the exile.
January 12, 1999 |
The man who helped Benjamin Netanyahu leave the furniture business and go into politics 17 years ago announced Monday that he will try to wrest the leadership of the Likud Party from his former protege and run for prime minister of Israel. Moshe Arens, a former defense minister and Israeli ambassador to the United States, gave Netanyahu his political start in 1982 by appointing him to the No. 2 spot at the Israeli Embassy in Washington.
June 26, 1997 |
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have survived a narrow no-confidence vote in the parliament this week, but he has emerged from the victory battered and with his ever-fractious coalition considerably weakened. The Israeli leader's damaged standing could hurt his ability to move forward in peace talks with the Palestinians, with the rifts inside his eight-party coalition making it tougher for him to muster the support needed for peace-making concessions.
May 16, 1999 |
Israel's first Arab candidate for prime minister pulled out of the race Saturday in a move that could bring front-runner Ehud Barak a step closer to outright victory in Monday's national elections. Azmi Bishara, an Israeli Arab member of parliament and former philosophy professor, said he was withdrawing because he believed that remaining a candidate would hurt the chances that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might be ousted.