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Yigal Allon (born 10 October 1918 – died 29 February 1980) was an Israeli politician, a commander of the Palmach, and a general in the IDF. He served as one of the leaders of Ahdut HaAvoda party and the Israeli Labor party, and acting Prime Minister of Israel. He was a Knesset member and government minister from the third Knesset through the ninth.


Yigal Peikowitz (later Allon) was born in Kfar Tavor. His father immigrated to Palestine in 1890. After graduating from Kadoorie Agricultural High School in 1937, Allon became one of the founders of Kibbutz Ginosar. Allon was married to Ruth. Their eldest daughter, Nirit, was mentally handicapped.[3] In 1950-1952, he studied philosophy and history at St Antony's College, Oxford.

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To solve the problem, Israeli general Yigal Allon formulated the “Allon Plan” in 1967, which would see Israel annex lightly populated areas of strategic significance and return heavily populated areas to Jordan. Whatever their ideological proclivities, Israeli governments have since played variations on ...
Yigal Allon, another minister, urged “thinning the Galilee of Arabs.” This is important because the Galilee is a region within the land on which Israel was established in 1948 and the Palestinians who live there are nominally Israeli citizens. But for Israel's leaders they were and remain nothing more than a ...

To which Labor Minister Yigal Allon suggested “thinning the Galilee of Arabs,” while Religious Affairs Minister Zerah Warhaftig said, “We must increase [the number of] Jews and take all possible measures to reduce the number of Arabs.” One idea raised by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan was to give the ...
It is noteworthy that progressive Israeli organizations such as Molad, the Yigal Allon Educational Center, and the Social Economic Academy are building a new, left-wing political infrastructure. But one cannot laud an unproven progressive infrastructure without acknowledging the war of attrition being ...
Ahron Bregman, a professor at the department of war studies at King's University, said that the British trained Haganah members in military tactics during the Arab Revolt. "In fact, the best future Jewish military minds, such as Moshe Dayan and Yigal Allon, were trained by the British to fight against the Arabs ...
Like other security experts, such as Minister of Labor Yigal Allon, Eshkol maintained that the international community would never allow Israel to use the bomb, and therefore Israel must rely on its conventional capabilities. As long as Ben-Gurion was in power, his policies prevailed. However, in June 1963, ...

The Settlers, a two-hour film, pauses briefly to tell us about the Allon Plan, the postwar strategy put forward by Labor politician Yigal Allon. The plan called for building Israeli settlements in the sparsely populated area along the Jordan River, while refraining from settling in the more heavily populated ...
There was a strategic map that was devised by the Left in Israel. And the father of this map was the late Yigal Allon, the main strategist, who worked with Moshe Dayan in 1967 on a plan to control the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Their principle was strategic not so much ideological, although they believed ...
Back then, the “security” branch of the government--ministers Moshe Dayan, Yigal Allon, Moshe Carmel--but also PM Levi Eshkol, sought ways to hold on to the territories. They discussed plans to “empty Gaza (of population) first” (Eshkol): perhaps “if we don't supply them enough water, they'll have no ...
Labour Minister Yigal Allon (author of the famous Allon Plan to annex large swaths of the West Bank) was all for it: “There is a benefit in finding the first nucleus of people willing to settle there. The desire of these yeshiva students is a great thing. There aren't always candidates willing to go to such a difficult ...
Yigal Allon, another minister, urged “thinning the Galilee of Arabs.” This is important because the Galilee is a region within the land on which Israel was established in 1948 and the Palestinians who live there are nominally Israeli citizens. But for Israel's leaders they were and remain nothing more than a ...
On 1 October 1967, the Israeli Government discussed the idea of exchanging prisoners with Egypt. Minister Yigal Allon proposed a prisoner exchange, “Egypt is detaining our security officers, those who have been professionally trained in Israel, have taken military grades and were sent there to work.
To which Labor Minister Yigal Allon suggested “thinning the Galilee of Arabs,” while Religious Affairs Minister Zerah Warhaftig said, “We must increase [the number of] Jews and take all possible measures to reduce the number of Arabs.” One idea raised by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan was to give the ...
Those living in the Jordan Valley who answered the call of Rabin and Yigal Allon to found security settlements, and who are now more than 70, must be allowed to move back over the Green Line, which many of them want to do. The separation barrier should also be completed along security routes and ...
It is noteworthy that progressive Israeli organizations such as Molad, the Yigal Allon Educational Center, and the Social Economic Academy are building a new, left-wing political infrastructure. But one cannot laud an unproven progressive infrastructure without acknowledging the war of attrition being ...
Moreover, prominent leaders of the burgeoning Israeli state, among them Moshe Dayan and Yigal Allon, had been trained by the British during ...
"In fact, the best future Jewish military minds, such as Moshe Dayan and Yigal Allon, were trained by the British to fight against the Arabs of ...

He revealed that former Foreign Minister Yigal Allon and former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “called for the introduction of a million Jews to ...
... Jews living east of the Green Line and the heritage of David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Yigal Allon, Natan Alterman and Naomi Shemer.
Israeli Labor Party leaders (from left) Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir, Yigal Allon, Yeruham Meschel, and Shimon Peres, in Tel-Aviv, June 15, 1977.
The 'Ancient Galilee Boat' housed in the Yigal Allon Museum in Kibbutz Ginosar. (Contributed/Wikipedia). By Kendal Hemphill | Jun. 6, 2017 ...
US cyber and information security company Palo Alto Networks has signed a lease to rent space in the Allon Towers project on Yigal Allon ...
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon (L) meets with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (C) and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir before ...
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon (L) meets with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (C) and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir before ...
The Kadoorie Agricultural School holds a special place in Israeli national memory; a second home for figures like the poet of the 1948 war, Haim Gouri, the future generals Yigal Allon and Yitzhak Rabin, and many of the Palmach generation, the school is ...
Israel's southern commander at the time was the late General Yigal Allon. Nasser's successor Anwar Sadat signed a 1979 treaty with Israel.
In 1967 the foreign minister of Israel was Yigal Allon. He was a former front line general in the IDF and a distinguished archeologist.
But on the other side of the argument, defense officials Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin and Yigal Allon believed that a surprise attack which destroyed the Egyptian air force on the ground was the only way to win a war that they were certain was inevitable.
Danny and Lanir set out to give Israeli foreign minister Yigal Allon precise numerical estimates of the likelihood of some very specific bad things happening.
Other approaches were facilitated by a friendship struck up during the 1948 war, between Nasser - an officer in the Egyptian army - and Yeruham Cohen, an aide to Yigal Allon. Their friendship endured after the fighting was over; following the ...
Few British Prime Ministers have been more sympathetic to Israel than Harold Wilson, a man who Peres described as a "true friend of Israel" - although, in terms of his personal friendships, Wilson was probably closer to Yigal Allon than he was to Peres.
The fact that he did not wear a uniform and pick up a gun to fight in 1948 meant that Israeli voters never respected or trusted him as much as contemporaries like Yitzhak Rabin and Yigal Allon, who had been famous commanders in the independence war.
Yigal Allon himself said that "If it wasn't for the Arab invasion there would have been no stop to the expansion of the forces of Haganah who could have, with the same drive, reached the natural borders of western Israel".
As historian Anita Shapira notes, towards the end of the 1948 war, Ben Gurion "rejected Yigal Allon's proposals to conquer the West Bank, which at the time was militarily achievable.
It sits above a winding route named for Yigal Allon, an Israeli general and Labor Party politician who, soon after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, advocated Israeli withdrawal from most areas of the West Bank that were densely populated by Palestinians ...
Their neighbour, Yigal Allon, a famous Israeli general, had - in their words - given them the girl as a "birthday present".
Acting Prime Minister Yigal Allon and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, who were considered the front-runners, both declined to run so as to avoid an intra-party fight before the general election.
In October 1975, Foreign Minister Munyua Waiyaki wrote a secret letter to his Israeli counterpart Yigal Allon asking him to convince the United States to sell some combat jets to Kenya in order to stop Uganda's President Idi Amin from threatening to ...
It also features original footage of Rabin, Shimon Peres, and Yigal Allon. The movie was partially financed by the Israeli government, which is usually the type of deal that makes for really bad propaganda, but in this case, the material rises above.
I knew that Dayan's bitter rival, Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon, agreed with him on the need to settle the northeast Sinai, and that two Israeli farming villages had been established there by 1971.
The sum of $935,000 in cash was presented here yesterday to the United Jewish Appeal as a birthday gift to the people of Israel by 800 Jewish community leaders who attended a regional UJA conference.
First some Prime Ministers: David Ben Gurion - an immigrant who never carried a weapon in the Israeli military; Moshe Sharrett - immigrant; Levi Eshkol - nonmilitary immigrant; Yigal Allon, a Sabra who led the Palmach and served the British military in ...
First some Prime Ministers: David Ben Gurion - an immigrant who never carried a weapon in the Israeli military; Moshe Sharrett - immigrant; Levi Eshkol - nonmilitary immigrant; Yigal Allon, a Sabra who led the Palmach and served the British military in ...
[vi] Yigal Allon, My Father's House (New York: WW Norton, 1976), 192; Benny Morris, "Operation Dani an the Palestinian Exodus from Lydda and Ramle in 1948," Middle East Journal (Winter 1986), 82-83.
Yigal Allon and I carried it out," Rabin acknowledges. Perhaps the greatest value of the film lies in the recollections of his childhood and adolescence by the normally impassive Rabin.
From the 35th floor of the site of two office towers on Tel Aviv's Yigal Allon Street, two men survey the city. It's part of a new business center taking shape along the Ayalon Highway, Menachem Begin Road and Hamasger Street.
In a March 18 statement, the Land Defense Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) reintroduced to political discussion terminology no longer often heard.
On October 09, 1962, when Uganda became independent, Yigal Allon, then-Israeli Minister of Labour ensured he was in Kampala to attend the celebrations and in February 1963, Israeli foreign minister, Golda Meir, visited Uganda and promptly signed a ...
In a March 18 statement, the Land Defense Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) reintroduced to political discussion terminology no longer often heard.
On October 09, 1962, when Uganda became independent, Yigal Allon, then-Israeli Minister of Labour ensured he was in Kampala to attend the celebrations and in February 1963, Israeli foreign minister, Golda Meir, visited Uganda and promptly signed a ...


 

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