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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Begin, Menachem 1913-1992. Russian-born Israeli politician. He led (1943-1948) Irgun, the Zionist underground movement in Palestine. After the establishment of Israel, Begin became a political leader known for his hard-line views on the Arabs, but as prime minister (1977-1983) he strove to resolve the Arab-Israel conflict. He shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize with Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt.

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  • In 1984, and as quoted by Harkabi, Israeli journalist Teddy Preuss published a book with the title Begin, His Regime.

    iToot Stream

  • Although the likely new government, led by wimps Netanyahu and Lieberman, will probably not have the cojones to remove the State of Israel from the US teat, the men behind them, Benjamin Begin and Uzi Landau are real men who will not hesitate to make such a removal. wiley Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Israeli Officials Think Road to Peace Runs Through Teheran

  • A typical Porter move — you can hear it in "Begin the Beguine" and "I Love Paris" — is to start a song in a low register and then push the line ever upward until it has an almost Wagnerian intensity.

    One Swell Party

  • The award of the Prize to the President of Egypt, Anwar al-Sadat, and the Prime Minister of Israel, Menachem Begin, is moreover historical in the wider sense, in that we only know of one previous peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1978 - Presentation Speech

  • The dangerous book with the title The Begin - nings of the Ritual War he locked in the safe.

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • What Israel needs is someone like Benjamin Begin or Uzi Landau who will tell President Osams to go fuck himself.

    Matthew Yglesias » Comeback Kid

  • – Jonathan Swift, The Con­duct of the Allies, and of the Late Min­istry, in Begin­ning and Car­ry­ing on the Present War.

    Red Badge of Verbiage « Snarkmarket

  • A change in attitude must be steered by statesmanly leaders (recall Begin and Sadat during the Camp David accord) who are willing to break conventional inflexibility on issues.

    WSJIDEBATE: There Are No Quick Fixes

  • I suggested that the president call Begin after the cabinet acted, and I gave him my view that Gemayel had been a real stand-up guy.

    Turmoil and Triumph

  • Internally, when you call Begin­Execute, the AsyncEnumerator object constructs an instance of the AsyncResultNoResult class, which I discussed in the March 2007 issue of MSDN msdn. microsoft.com / magazine / cc163467).

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