The King David Hotel bombing was planned by the leader of the Irgun, Menachem Begin—later to be the sixth prime minister of Israel and the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize.
Wanted Poster of the Palestine Police Force offering rewards for the capture of Stern Gang members Jaacov Eliav, Yitzhak Shamir, and Natan Friedman-Yelin. Shamir became Prime Minister of Israel in 1983.
Other atrocities committed by the Zionist terrorists included the torture-murders of British army sergeants Clifford Martin and Mervyn Paice (whose bodies were hung, booby-trapped, in a grove of trees); and the massacre of Deir Yassin on April 9, 1948, where hundreds of Arabs were murdered to make way for Jewish settlers.
On May 29, 1948, the government of Israel allowed all members of Lehi and the Igrun to join the newly-established Israeli Defense Force (IDF), and the two Zionist terrorist organizations disbanded—although some of its members carried out one more terrorist act, the assassination of Folke Bernadotte, the Swedish United Nations Security Council mediator in the Arab–Israeli conflict of 1947–1948.
Above left: In 1987, Israel issued a postage stamp honoring Avraham “Yair” Stern, the Zionist leader who offered to fight for Nazi Germany against the British. Above right: In 1980, Israel officially introduced the “Lehi ribbon” as part of that state’s official list of decorations and campaign medals to be worn by Jewish veterans.