Begin – Rogers Clash Over U.S. Peace Plan

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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4 In may 1971
Individuals - Anwar Sadat, William Rogers. Ideologies - Communists. Foreign Policy - Israel-U.S. Relationship. Knesset , Peace , peace process with Egypt , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Rogers Plan. Security - Self-Defense. States - Soviet Union (Russia)
This article summarizes and quotes Begin's address to the Knesset, with William Rogers present, arguing against the Roger's Plan. He argues that 97% of the Knesset rejects the Roger's plan because it would allow for Israeli cities to be vulnerable to Arab shelling. Begin argues that the plan gives Arabs everything. He also reminds Rogers that Israel is the only obstacle preventing a Russian invasion into the region. The article concludes by quoting Begin from the Israel Radio, in which Begin said that Israel is still far from peace, and the U.S. supporting the Roger's Plan does not help.