Full Name: Menachem Begin
Profession: Israeli Prime Minister
Why Famous: Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944, against the British mandatory government, which was opposed by the Jewish Agency.
Most significant achievement as Prime Minister was the signing of a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979, for which he and Anwar Sadat shared the Nobel Prize for Peace.
- 1939-05-29 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (25) weds Aliza Arnold
- 1946-07-23 Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine
- 1972-04-02 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin visits Cairo
- 1977-05-17 Menachem Begin's Likoed party wins election in Israel
- 1977-05-18 Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel
- 1977-06-20 Menachem Begin forms Israeli government
- 1977-06-21 Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM
- 1977-12-25 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Egypt
- 1978-09-05 Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter begin Egypt-Isreal peace conference at Camp David
- 1978-09-17 Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Camp David Accords, frameworks for peace in the Middle East and between Egypt and Israel
- 1978-09-22 Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit
- 1978-10-26 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named joint winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
- 1978-12-10 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo
- 1979-03-26 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat sign the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.
- 1979-04-02 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Cairo
- 1982-06-20 Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington
- 1983-08-28 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation
- 1983-09-15 Israel premier Menachem Begin resigns