Grievous Sin Against Posterity

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
4 In jone 1963
Underground - British Mandate, Etzel, Saison. Commission of Inquiry , Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Pinchas Lavon, Pinchas Rosen, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Foreign Policy - Diplomacy, Israel-Germany Relationship. States - Egypt. Political Parties - Herut, Mapai. Knesset , Diaspora - Zionist Organization
Begin responds to David Ben-Gurion's recent statement in which he accused Herut of praising Hitler. He starts off by providing examples of Ben-Gurion using his tongue against friends and close colleagues. Then Begin discusses "the season" in which Ben-Gurion cooperated with the British, in addition to the negative words Ben-Gurion called Etzel. Also, Begin shares Ben-Gurion calling Ze'ev Jabotinsky 'Vladimir Jabotinsky Hitler.' Begin then discusses the claim that Ben-Gurion's statement was in response to Begin's address to the Knesset about German scientists assisting Nasser. Begin continues to explain that Ben-Gurion's statement has hurt Israel's status on an international level. He concludes that Herut will continue to retaliate against "licentious statements and lying remarks" made against Herut.