Begin Urges Eshkol – Face the Facts

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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4 In aug 1964
Ideologies - Communism. Foreign Policy - Diplomacy, Israel-France Relationship. States - Egypt, France, Germany, Soviet Union (Russia), USA. Political Parties - Herut. Knesset , Individuals - Levi Eshkol
Begin replies to Levi Eshkol's remarks made during the foreign affairs debate in the Knesset. First Begin explains that during the debate, Eshkol defended his own comment regarding what Khrushchev said in Egypt. Then Begin explains how Eshkol erred and what will be the repercussions for Israel. Begin shifts to address another mistake Eshkol made. His mistake was not speaking to the U.S. about the activity of German scientists in Egypt. Begin shares that these scientists are a threat to Israel's existence. In addition to Israel-U.S. relationship, he touches upon the Israel-France relationship. Begin concludes that it is crucial for Israel to change Russia's current hostility towards Israel.