Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of Israel. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944, against the British mandatory government, which was opposed by the Jewish Agency. As head of the Irgun, he targeted the British in Palestine. Later, the Irgun fought the Arabs during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine.
N. Murray Edwards CM is a Canadian oil sands financier and a co-owner of the Calgary Flames hockey team. With an estimated net worth of $US 2.2 billion , Edwards was ranked by Forbes as the 14th wealthiest Canadian and 540th in the world. Edwards launched major Canadian companies including Canadian stalwarts Canadian Natural Resources Ltd and Ensign Energy Services Inc.
Julie Isabel Bishop is an Australian politician serving as Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2013 and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party since 2007. Bishop grew up in the Adelaide Hills and was educated at the St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School, later attending the University of Adelaide. Prior to entering politics, she was a managing partner of major Australian law firm Clayton Utz.