In Israel There Must Be a Sobering-Up

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
15 In sept 1970
States - Egypt, Jordan. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Fatah, Palestinians. Political Parties - Gahal. Greater Land of Israel - Golan Heights, Greater Israel. Individuals - Golda Meir, Gunnar Jarring, Levi Eshkol. Government , Interim Agreements , Peace , Security - Self-Defense, Six-Day War. Foreign Policy - UN
Begin focuses on his disagreements with the Jarring Mission. First, he talks about the Israeli Government, which Gahal is no longer part of. He talks about how it was a problematic for the Government to use the word "withdrawal" when wanting peace with Arab neighbors. Such words led to Jarring's two principles for permanent peace which lead to the UN Resolution 242. Begin believes that the Government put themselves in this situation. Regardless, Begin also believes that Jarring's principles do not give the Arab nations any obligations. He believes that although they will claim that they already have acknowledged the sovereignty, the integrity, and the independence of Israel, their actions do not show it. Because of the 3 no's, Arab nations insisted to meet separately and to not have direct negotiations. Jarring agreed to this. Begin hopes that Jarring and others will realize that the Arab nations are bluffing when saying they want peace with Israel.