This article deals with the disappearance of Menachem Begin, the leader and the chairman of the Herut movement and the sixth Prime Minister of Israel (1977-1983). He disappeared from the political arena for about half a year: from the defeat of his party in the elections of the Second Knesset (26 July 1951) until the debate in the Knesset about the reparations from West Germany. Four central topics will be discussed: (1) the reasons for his disappearance; (2) his whereabouts and activities during that period; (3) the reason for his return to the political arena and the connection between his return and the debate about the reparations; and (4) the significance of this story for Begin's biography.
order, and Eliot described his role as ‘trying to elucidate knotty points in that appalling document, the Peace Treaty’. The most pressing practical task facing him was the collection of war reparations from Germany. Germany had attempted to meet its
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resisting a common refugee quota agreement of the eu and has re-engaged in demands for reparations from Germany in compensation for damages incurred under Nazi occupation during World War II. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has stressed the idea of
.6 percent, giving it fifteen seats. 9 “Whither Ben-Gurion?” Ma’ariv , 5 November 1959. 10 It is noteworthy that when a second vote on reparations from Germany was taken on 9 January 1952, the General Zionists voted against the bill. 11 The first 22 places
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of the diaspora’, and controversy was brewing in response to David Ben-Gurion's decision to enter into negotiations for reparations from Germany (2004). Arendt does not express much interest in the role of the trial as a response to such painful