28 in August 1983 | Menachem Begin announced his resignation as prime minister

On August 28, 1983 Begin announced his intention to resign and retire from public life. He only mentioned these words: “I am no longer able”, and didn’t elaborate any further. The resignation was submitted on September 15 of the same year. In subsequent years, he withdrew to his apartment in Jerusalem, and came out only to visit the grave of his wife, at an annual memorial service. Family members, relatives and a handful of friends visited him periodically. In his last 18 months of life he lived in Tel Aviv, with his daughter Leah.

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