Nothing Takes Precedence Over the State’s Security and Honour
Newspaper: Jewish Herald
subjects:Security - Army, Fundamentals of Israeli Security. Liberty of Men - censorship, French Revolution. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, Moshe Dayan, Pinchas Lavon. Elections , Government , Political Parties - Mapai. Opposition
Begin addresses the Knesset, explaining that the motion of no confidence in the Government is a result of the Dayan-Lavon affair. He first speaks of the importance of ethics of security and it is for that reason the Opposition did not attack the Government during the most recent elections. He discusses the danger the country now faces with foreign secret service. Begin argues that he knew the lies related to the Lavon affair would break out. However, he questions why Moshe Dayan chose to wait until now. Begin counter-argues the justification that Dayan's actions were done out of anger. Then Begin shifts into his reasoning for vote in no confidence and concludes that there are two alternatives: either Dayan or the Government will resign.