|born on||4 May 1915 at 04:50 (= 04:50 AM )|
|Place||Deganya, Israel, 32n42, 35e35|
|Timezone||LST m35e10 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°33' 15°32 Asc. 04°40'|
Israeli general and political leader who became a crusader for peace. Skilled in both battle and diplomacy, he played a key role in four wars, but also helped negotiate the historic Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. He was the author of four books, including a memoir in 1976.
Born on a kibbutz near Lake Tiberias to parents Shemuel and Devorah, he joined the Haganah at 14, an underground organization that defended Jewish settlements from Arab attacks. Dayan learned guerilla warfare from British Captain Charles Orde Wingate, and served in the Palestine-Arab revolt 1936-‘39. When the British outlawed the Haganah in 1939, Dayan was arrested and imprisoned for two years.
Upon his release in 1941, Dayan joined the British army, where he served with the forces that liberated Lebanon and Syria from Vichy France during World War II. Dayan was wounded in battle in Lebanon where he lost his left eye. He began to wear the black eye patch that later became his trademark.
Dayan's activities in the 1948 War of Independence began when he commanded the defense of Jewish settlements in the Jordan Valley. He helped halt Egyptian forces on the southern front. In August 1948, he was appointed commander on the Jerusalem front. In 1949, he participated in armistice talks with Jordanian officials at Rhodes. Dayan's military prowess allowed him to rise to the rank of chief of operations at General Headquarters in 1952, and in 1953, he was elected Chief of Staff of the armed forces. Terrorism was a continual problem and Dayan insisted on strong retaliation operations. On 10/29/1956, Dayan led Israel's Suez campaign, an invasion of the Sinai Peninsula after Egypt, Syria and Jordan signed a pact stating as their goal the destruction of Israel.
In 1958, Dayan left the military and entered politics. He served as Minister of Agriculture in the government of David Ben-Gurion from 1959 until 1964. In 1964, he resigned after an argument with new Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and joined Ben-Gurion in forming a new party called Rafi (Alliance of Israel's Workers). A year later, Dayan was reelected to the Knesset representing Rafi, which later rejoined the Labor Party. Dayan kept his position as Defense Minister when Golda Meir of the Labor Party succeeded Eshkol as Prime Minister in 1969.
On Yom Kippur, October 6, 1973, at the orders of President Anwar Sadat, Egyptian armies crossed the Suez Canal, moved anti-aircraft missiles into the canal area, and waged war on Israel. Israeli losses were high and Israel had too short a supply of equipment to conduct a prolonged war. On October 22, a cease-fire was declared, but the Israeli public's confidence had been severely shaken. Israel had been unprepared for the surprise attack and unable to repulse it quickly. The nation’s lack of preparation was blamed on Defense Minister Dayan and an outraged public demanded his resignation. Dayan submitted his resignation to Meir in 1974.
In 1977, newly elected Likud Prime Minister Menachem Begin gave him a second chance by offering him the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs. In May 1977, Dayan began peace negotiations with the Egyptians which continued for 18 months. Eventually, with help from U.S. president and mediator Jimmy Carter, a peace agreement, the Camp David Accords, was drawn up and signed at 11 PM on Sunday 9/17/1978.
In 1979, Dayan and Begin disagreed about building settlements, and Dayan also felt he was being bypassed on foreign policy issues and he resigned.
On May 14, 1979, Dayan was diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on 10/16/1981, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- parent->child relationship with Dayan, Assi (born 23 November 1945)
- Social : Joined group 1929 (Joined army at 14)
- Work : New Job 1936 (Served in the Palestine-Arab revolt)
- Health : Job related injury 1939 (Lost an eye in action)
- Work : Gain social status 1948 (Commander of the Jersalum front)
- Work : New Job 1952 (Chief of Operations)
- Work : New Job 1953 (Chief of Staff)
- Work : New Career 1958 (Left the military and entered politics)
- Work : New Job 1959 (Minister of Agriculture)
- Work : Lose social status 1974 (Resigned as Defense Minister)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1976 (Book of memoirs)
LMR quotes biography: Shabtai Teveth "Moshe Dayan, The Soldier, The Man, The Legend" (1973, p.3) "At dawn on May 4, 1915, the baby's first cry was finally heard." Marion March confirms the date from Dayan himself. Isaac Starkman gives the same date, "according to family members with a time given as before sunrise, rectified to 1:33 AM LMT." (Jerusalem time was in effect; dawn given as c. 4:50 AM LMT) (In some accounts, his date is given as May 20, 1915.).
On 29-oct-2009 Isaac Starkman writes in the astro.com forum:
The correct date of birth is 4th May 1915. There is a letter from his mother Dvora that she wrote to her son Moshe on his 11th birthday. The date on the letter is 4 May 1926 and the Hebrew date 20 Iyyar 5686. She wrote in it that 11 years ago, the day he was born was also Tuesday and the same Hebrew date (quite a rare case). In the first census in November 1948 Dayan changed his birthday to 20 May and since then this date appears in all the official documents. There is no doubt that he has Aries rising. My rectification is 01.48.23 UT ,equal to 4.08 Local Time Asc 20Ari11'. My former rectification from 1986 was 01.33 UT, not LMT!
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Colon cancer)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Lost vision in one eye, patched)
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Two year imprisonment)
- Vocation : Military : Military career
- Vocation : Military : Wounded (Lost eye)
- Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Political leader)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirs)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Three books)
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Diplomacy
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
- Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection