Menachem Begin reflects on his time leading the Etzel/Irgun against the British in Palestine.
The first full-scale biography of one of the most important—and enigmatic—leaders in Israeli history. This riveting biography is the first to provide a satisfactory answer to the question, Who was Menachem Begin? Based on wide-ranging research among archival documents and on testimonials and interviews with Begin's closest advisers, the book presents a detailed new portrait [...]
During and shortly after World War II, six young emissaries of the revisionist-Zionist "Irgun" military movement in Palestine revolutionized the American Jewish and Zionist scene. Judith Baumel provides the complete story of the role the Bergson group played in raising American public consciousness of Jewish and Zionist concerns. After founding a series of pro-Zionist and [...]
Autobiography and history are combined in this chronicle of unending struggle, in the 1920s and 1930s, by the Zionist Revisionists and the Irgun Zvai Leumi to get Jews from Europe to Palestine and then to fight the British and the Arabs for independence. Some of the most interesting parts, as one might expect, have to [...]
Shmuel Katz immigrated to British Mandatory Palestine in 1936. He became active in the Irgun Zvai Leumi, the underground militia fighting for Jewish statehood, eventually rising to become a member of the Irgun High Command and its primary spokesman to the world media.
Few knew him by his full name, Amihai Paglin. Everyone called him Gidi. His name became a legend. He appeared suddenly, like a shooting star, out of the looming storm clouds of the Jewish war for independence in Palestine Eretz Israel. He turned the Irgun Zvai Leumi into a formidable fighting machine, striking at the [...]
In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle [...]
Long is the Road to Freedom accounts the personal experience of the leader of the Irgun before Menachem Begin took over after his arrival in Israel. Yaakov Meridor describes his experience of being a prisoner of the British colonial administration, exiled in prison camps in Africa, and the countless escapes he took part in and his [...]