Archives Shed Light on the Collapse of the Begin Government

The newly released Sabra and Shatila papers tell us nothing new about the military aspect, but do shed a cold light on then-defense minister, Ariel Sharon.

The Sabra and Shatila documents, released today for publication by the State Archives, are an important addition to public knowledge of the 1982 Lebanon War and the functioning of the Menahem Begin government of the time.