(1913 - 1995)
Born 1913 in Poland, then part of the Russian Empire.
Immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1932 and a year later
joined the Irgun. Accompanied David Raziel on the operation in Iraq.
After Raziel's death, was
appointed Irgun Chief Commander.
In 1943, Meridor relinquished command of the Irgun to Menahem Begin. Held senior
positions in the Irgun until the Haganah handed him over to the British
(1945). Was in various detention camps in Africa with other members of the
underground, and carried out daring escape attempts. In 1948 an escape
succeeded and he arrived in Israel on the day the state was declared. Begin assigned him the task of
dealing with the Irgun's
One of the founders of Herut movement and served as
member of the First to the Sixth Knesset. In 1981 was appointed by Prime
Minister Begin as Minister of
Economics and Planning .
Published a book "Long is the Way to Freedom."
Sources: The Irgun Site