Meet the Press Interview with Menachem Begin 1948

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1 In jan 1948
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel, Partition Plan. Security - Army, War of Independence. States - Britain/England, Egypt, Germany, Soviet Union (Russia), USA. Underground - British Mandate, Etzel, Haganah, Underground Operation. Jewish Heritage - Civil War. Ideologies - Communism, Communists, Fascism. Constitution , Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, King Abdullah. Democracy , Elections , Miscellaneous - Eulogy/Appreciation. Foreign Policy - Fundamentals of Foreign Policy, Israel-U.S. Relationship. Government , Greater Land of Israel - Greater Israel, Transjordan. Political Parties - Herut, Mapai, Mapam. Nationalism , Opposition
An interview Begin gave on Meet the Press in New York in 1948. Begin apologizes for his poor English. He is in America on a goodwill mission on behalf of those who fought for liberation against the British and will be returning to Israel before the elections for the constituent assembly, in which he is running on the Herut list. Etzel turned its guns over to the Israeli government when told to and will not raise any arms against a Jewish government. Begin did not meet Col. David Marcus, but he considers him to be a hero and a great commander. Herut has members from Israel's non-Jewish minorities and does not have a policy of racial exclusion. The UN has utterly failed to live up to its vision, but Begin prays it will become the organization it was meant to be. Herut does not object to the Histadrut or any other labor unions existing, but it does object to the Histadrut also employing the workers in addition to being a union.