Beigin Sums Up

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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9 In dec 1949
Individuals - Abraham (Yair) Stern, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, King Abdullah, Moshe Sharett. Economy - budget, Currency Control. Constitution , Diaspora - Diaspora Jewry, The Jewish Agency, Zionist Organization. Underground - Etzel. Government , Greater Land of Israel - Greater Israel, Jerusalem. Aliyah - Ingathering of Jews from Arab Lands, Return to Zion. Foreign Policy - Israel-U.S. Relationship. Knesset , Jewish Heritage - Linguistics. Political Parties - Mapai. Parliamentarism , Peace , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Refugee Issue. Supreme Court , The Five Mem's , Security - War of Independence
Begin addresses the Knesset focusing on topics important for the future of Israel. Begin first emphasizes the importance for the State to have a constitution. Begin then talks about the condition of Israel's economy. He specifically talks about the fault of Ben-Gurion depending on Diaspora funds and private capital. Additionally, Begin mentions how the change in currency does not financially benefit Israel; it is simply following England's lead. Then Begin discusses the issues of unemployment and standard of living. He mentions how the nation is starving, which directly affects labor productivity, which leads to lack of housing for immigrants. Begin touches upon Jews endangered in Arab countries and how Ben-Gurion is not taking any action to protect them. Lastly, Begin goes into detail about the importance of Jerusalem being undivided and the capital for Israel and provides a draft law for Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel.