Begin Calls on Government to Meet Washington Pressure by Holding New Elections

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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16 In mar 1971
Political Parties - Gahal. Government , Interim Agreements , Foreign Policy - Israel-U.S. Relationship. Parliamentarism , Peace , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Rogers Plan
Begin talks at a press conference about the pressure the United States is putting on Israel towards accepting the Rogers Plan. In response to this, he argues that there should be a public political campaign against the Rogers Plan in the U.S. He believes that by getting the American public involved, the U.S. Legislature will annul the Rogers plan. In regards to the Government of National Unity, Begin says that he regrets that there is not one currently and that he would agree to join such a Government if there was a political campaign in the U.S. against the Rogers Plan. He references a few times that the Rogers Plan could also be called Nixon Plan. He then shares his belief that if the actions of the U.S. and the Israeli Government do not change, there will need to be a law proroguing the Knesset. He explains what the process would look like. He argues that peace is far away and that Israel cannot surrender to external pressure.