Menachem Begin was a very modest man - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnny Weintraub
    • 13.06.06 | 08:22 (IDT)

    I never had the privilege of personally meeting the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin. I saw him when I was invited to the Knesset gallery in Jerusalem. Unlike other Israeli politicians, Menachem Begin had no money, and did not aspire to acquire money. The gold watch could have been his only possession worth any money. However, I doubt if the gold watch was worth enough to finance the assassination of the German leader Konrad Adeneaur, even if it were sold. There is no doubt that Menachem Begin hated the Germans with every bone in his body, and many Jews still feel the same way. That, in and of itself, does not prove that Menachem Begin was willing to pay to have him assassinated. It also must be stated that, during the 1950's, the political party of Menachem Begin, the Herut, was small and really had no influence in the Government of Israel.

    from the article: Book links Begin to 1952 plot to kill then-German Chancellor Adenauer
    First published 00:00 13.06.06 | Last updated 00:00 13.06.06
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