“Havlaga” (Passive Restraint) Has Not Stopped Syrian Aggression

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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24 In sept 1963
Foreign Policy - Cold War, Israel-U.S. Relationship, Israel-UN relationship, UN. International law , States - Jordan, Soviet Union (Russia), Syria. Security - Restraint, Self-Defense. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Terror Attack
In the aftermath of a Syrian attack on civilians in the north, Begin sharply criticizes both the UN's decision not to censure Syria and the Israeli government's continuing policy of havlaga (passive restraint). He cites examples from then-recent American history and international law to justify a stronger response on Israel's part.