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Today in Jewish History - May 20 / Iyar 24

1915 May 20, - 1981 MOSHE DAYAN (Eretz Israel)

Moshe Dayan
Was born in Kibbutz Degania. As a teenager he joined the Haganah. He lost an eye in an attack on Lebanon with an Australian Division. He rose in the ranks of the Israeli army, becoming Minister of Defense in 1967. He resigned after the Yom Kippur War because he was criticized for Israel's lack of preparedness. In 1977 he joined the Begin government.


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