Israel–and the Juggernaut

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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28 In sept 1951
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel, Refugee Issue. Underground - British Mandate, Etzel. Economy - Currency Control. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Sharett. Liberty of Men - Economic Freedom, Individual Liberty. Foreign Policy - Fundamentals of Foreign Policy, Israel-UN relationship. Government , Political Parties - Herut, Mapai. Greater Land of Israel - Jerusalem. Peace
Begin starts with a metaphor to perhaps show that the consistent reign over Israel is constantly being controlled by a different person, or country. After briefly bashing David Ben-Gurion for assisting the British Mandate in preventing liberation of the Homeland, he refocuses on specific incidents where Herut argued for or against an issue, and Mapai did not listen. These examples include when Herut argued that the Government should recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and when Herut believed in Israel's birthright. Begin shifts to talk about Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharrett's weak foreign policy. Since they do not stand their ground, Begin argues that "no foreign nation [or the UN] can take such Government seriously." At the end, Begin touches upon the economy and that the Government is attempting to make its citizens dependants.