Begin Tells How He Broached Idea with P.M.
Newspaper: Jewish Herald
subjects:Coalition , Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Shimon Peres, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. States - Egypt. Political Parties - Gahal, Mapai. Government , Security - Sinai Campaign
Begin is interviewed for the newspaper "Yediot Ahronot" and addresses the possibility of a Government of National Unity. Begin explains that the idea of national unity came out of disagreement between Gahal and Mapai regarding the concentration of Egyptian forces. Begin then explains the process of him speaking with Shimon Peres and eventually going to David Ben-Gurion's home to share his proposal. Although his proposal was not accepted, Begin emphasizes Ben-Gurion's "praiseworthy behaviour." Even so, Begin shares that Gahal, Rafi, and the National Religious party have continued conversations about a future Government of National Unity.