- a militant Zionist underground group, active chiefly during the period (1917–48) of British control by mandate of Palestine.
Examples from the Web for irgun
Elie Wiesel, who was involved with the Irgun Zionist underground, is a 1986 Peace Laureate.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize
P. J. O’Rourke
October 11, 2014
Likud aristocrats, children of Irgun fighters, looked at the numbers and gave up on the Whole Land.The Demography Deniers' Numbers Racket
July 9, 2013
It was during this period that Zionist militant activity, both by the Haganah and the Irgun, aggressively increased.Mr. President, Don’t Forget The Nakba
March 19, 2013
He wasn't in Palestine when the Irgun, the underground of the right, was fighting the British.Benzion Netanyahu's Legacies
May 1, 2012
Word Origin and History for irgun
militant Zionist organization, 1946, from Modern Hebrew, literally "organization," in full Irgun Zvai Leumi "national military organization."