Menachem Beigin’s Stirring Call

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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9 In dec 1949
States - Britain/England. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion. Foreign Policy - Fundamentals of Foreign Policy, Israel-UN relationship, UN. Political Parties - Herut. Greater Land of Israel - Jerusalem. Knesset , Education - Youth
During a Knesset session, representatives of all parties state their attitude and response to the question of Jerusalem. Menachem Begin states that Israel must declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and prevent any foreign powers to interfere with this vision. He states clearly that the people of Israel will prevent any foreign rule from "enslaving" Jerusalem again. He refers to the United Nations Assembly resolution of November 29th, 1947, which cuts Jerusalem off from Israel, to go unrecognized by Prime Minister Ben-Gurion and to be "null and void." In addition, he states that foreign powers should have no right to determine the boundaries of Israel; rather, only the people of Israel should have that power.