Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Likud Wins! (1977)

1977 Dry Bones cartoon - Begin Wins ElectionIn the elecions of 1977 the unthinkable happened. For the very first time since the founding of the state in 1948, Israel's Labor Party lost!
Menachem Begin's Likud party won 43 Knesset seats, compared to Labor's 32.

Menachem Begin became Prime Minister, serving for six and a half years - from the spring of 1977 to the fall of 1983.

Menachem Begin

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