Huge Aid to the Arabs is not Satisfactory

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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22 In feb 1966
Individuals - Abraham (Yair) Stern, Charles de Gaulle, Levi Eshkol, Moshe Sharett, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Security - Arms Race, Army, Fundamentals of Israeli Security, weapons of mass destruction. Underground - British Mandate. States - Egypt, France, Jordan, Syria, USA. Government , Foreign Policy - Israel-France Relationship, Israel-U.S. Relationship. Knesset
Begin expresses serious concern about the safety of Israel because of the relationships between Arab nations and other countries. He compares Abba Eban to Moshe Sharett because both met with United States' president. At first, both believed that the U.S. could have a positive influence for the advancement of peace in the region. Begin mentions that Sharett understood that his words did not benefit Israel, but rather put Israel's safety at risk. Begin argues that Abba Eban and the current Government still does not understand the grave danger Israel faces as a result of France, the United States, and other nations providing weapons to Arab nations. Once the Arab nations are ready to destroy Israel, the Israeli Defense Forces will need to divide into three to protect its borders. However, Begin is confident that even with the odds against Israel, the Arab nations will not succeed in destroying Israel.