- the underground Jewish militia in Palestine (1920–48) that became the national army of Israel after the partition of Palestine in 1948.
Origin of Haganah
< Modern Hebrew hagana literally, defense, Hebrew həgannāh
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Examples from the Web for haganah
Or were the actions of the Haganah and IDF in 1947-48 necessary and therefore just?New Documentary Reveals Story of Palestinian Village Covered Up By JNF Forest
November 13, 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
The British estimate Haganah's active membership at anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000.
He was one of the tens of thousands of Haganah members The New York Times wrote about 64 years ago.