Menachem begin’s attitude toward the Jewish religion

Avi Shilon

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This article argues that Menachem Begin’s religious ideology shaped many of his decisions in both domestic and foreign policy from his days as commander in the pre-State underground through his two terms as Israel’s prime minister. A traditionalist approach toward Judaism, in contrast to secularist streams of Zionist thought that previously prevailed, was central to his actions and won him the political support that propelled him into power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-274
Number of pages26
JournalThe Middle East Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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