It is Not a Matter of Protocol but of Heart and Mind

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
31 In aug 1965
Security - Army. States - Britain/England, Germany, Soviet Union (Russia). Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Political Parties - Herut. Jewish Heritage - Holocaust, Linguistics. Foreign Policy - Israel-France Relationship, Israel-Germany Relationship, Israel-U.S. Relationship
Begin delivers a speech at a mass meeting in Tel Aviv to protest the arrival of the first German Ambassador to Israel, Dr. Rolf Pauls. Throughout the speech he weaves together the history of Nazism, Dr. Pauls' past connection with Nazism, and the loss of 6 million Jews. Begin expresses frustration that the tens of millions of Germans who supported Hitler are still residing in Germany and Dr. Pauls comes to Israel representing them. Begin shifts to speak about his disapproval of Levi Eshkol's kind words to the German people. Begin also expresses his frustration regarding the German Chancellor's words regarding Israel-Germany relations. Begin then acknowledges that not only members of Herut are present at the demonstration, and that this is a forum for all of Israel. He closes telling the audience to walk together in silence in memory of the Jews who perished in the Holocaust.