Israel Diplomacy is Moving in Circles

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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2 In mar 1971
Individuals - Anwar Sadat, Golda Meir, William Rogers, Yigal Alon. States - Britain/England, Egypt, Soviet Union (Russia), USA. Liberty of Men - Economic Freedom. Security - Fundamentals of Israeli Security, Six-Day War. Political Parties - Gahal. Government , Jewish Heritage - Holocaust. Interim Agreements , Foreign Policy - Israel-U.S. Relationship, UN. Peace , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Rogers Plan
Begin explains that based on Anwar Sadat's words and actions, it is delusional of Israel to believe that peace will come from the Rogers Plan. In a speech, Sadat says that Egypt's goals of war are to force Israel back into the pre-Six-Day War borders and to safeguard Palestinian rights. Furthermore, Sadat threatens to end the ceasefire if Israel does not begin to withdrawal from the east bank of the Suez Canal. Begin understands that the meaning of these goals is to destroy Israel. His response is that Israel needs to answer strongly to show that threats will not weaken Israel. Begin believes that people are delusional if they support withdrawal and therefore, trust international forces to secure Israel. Begin does not trust the current peace agreements. In the end, he argues that peace agreements need to through direct negotiations and that Jews have an unconditional right to Israel.