Israel Must Rid Itself of the Jarring Debacle

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
3 In nov 1970
States - Egypt. Security - Fundamentals of Israeli Security. Political Parties - Gahal. Individuals - Golda Meir, Gunnar Jarring, Levi Eshkol, Moshe Dayan, Yigal Alon. Government , Greater Land of Israel - Greater Israel, Jerusalem. Interim Agreements , Foreign Policy - Israel-U.S. Relationship, UN. Knesset , Jewish Heritage - Linguistics. Opposition , Peace , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Rogers Plan
Begin focuses on the actions of the Israeli Government, which caused Gahal to leave the Government. In regard to Rogers initiative, the Government at first rejected it, and then later accepted it. Begin mentions that the U.S. State Department ignored the Government's amendments and claimed that Israel had accepted the original Rogers initiative. This original led to Resolution 242. Even though the Israeli Government had previously rejected some of the notions in the Rogers initiative, they paradoxically made the decision to work towards accomplishing this resolution. Begin explains that Gahal could not be part of a Government that accepted such initiative because it completely went against both Gahal's platform for "no partition" and the accepted Government policy of peace treaties being achieved through direct negotiations. In the conclusion, Begin focuses on the danger Israel faces from its neighbors as a result of the Government accepting the Rogers initiative.