Bullets from Bevin
Newspaper: Jewish Herald
subjects:States - Britain/England. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Sharett. Government , Political Parties - Mapai. Security - War of Independence
Begin expresses his disagreement regarding the Government asking Britain for heavy arm supplies. He starts with an example of when Britain befriended General Smuts, who was a leading rebel in South Africa when the Queen wanted to conquer the South African republics. In South Africa, Britain wanted to conquer land, while in the Land of Israel, Britain wanted to destroy a nation. Begin discusses that during the War of Independence, Britain provided weapons to the Arab countries that tried to exterminate Israel. Accepting arms from Britain will help the British with their political agenda regarding Israel. Their strategic purposes threaten Israel's existence.