Lavon Mystery

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
12 In oct 1960
Individuals - Abba Ahimeir, Abraham Stavsky, David Ben-Gurion, Haim Arlosoroff, Moshe Sharett, Pinchas Lavon. Underground - British Mandate. Political Parties - Mapai
Begin relates the scandal and its reaction surrounding Pinchas Lavon to the response of when Abraham Stavsky, Abba Ahimeir and Zvi Rosenblatt were falsely accused of being responsible for the assassination of Haim Arlosoroff. Even after the proof that an injustice happened, because important public figures were showed to be connected to the assassination of Arlosoroff, the request for a committee of investigation was rejected. Additionally, only in the Lavon mystery, "Davar" and other independent newspapers did demand justice for the injustice done to Lavon. It is problematic that leaders and media of Israel believe that honor and justice are dependent on one's political alignments. Begin, however, believes that it is a crucial duty to state the truth. Begin speaks about the triangular relationship between Lavon, Ben Gurion, and Sharett. Begin concludes that it is problematic that members of Mapai are capable of exploiting a fellow member of the party.