Israel’s Right to National Security

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
2 In sept 1975
Foreign Policy - American Jewry, Israel-France Relationship, Israel-U.S. Relationship. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel. Ideologies - Communism. Human Rights - Equal rights. States - France, USA. Security - Fundamentals of Israeli Security, Six-Day War. Government , Individuals - Henry Kissinger. Jewish Heritage - Holocaust
Begin does not focus on Israel's right to exist, but rather Israelis' existence as a right. He believes that Israel's existence is a right and it is Israel's responsibility for its existence. For example, during the Six-Day War, Israel wanted assistance from U.S., but did not want the U.S. to be responsible for the existence of Israel. Begin shifts to talk about the common threat of communism and how this provides partnership opportunities for Israel with other countries. Towards the end he talks about the danger of using the term "Palestinians." Therefore, for Israel's safety, the term "Israeli Arabs" should be used. He closes with saying a ceasefire and direct negotiations for peace treaties will allow Jews and Arabs to live freely together in Israel.