Menachem Begin began his life fleeing with his family to escape the fighting between the German and Russian armies in WWI. A passionate Zionist from an early age, he joined Jabotinsky's youth movement in his teens, rising quickly to important leadership positions. He was imprisoned by Stalin in Siberia, later joining the Polish free army. He formed the Likud Party and in 1977 was elected Prime Minister of Israel. He initiated the peace process with Egypt, signing the Camp David Accords.