Only the People Can Decide Who Shall Rule Israel

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
21 In mar 1961
States - Britain/England, USA. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Pinchas Rosen, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Democracy , Underground - Etzel
Begin criticizes David Ben-Gurion's offensive statement in which he says, "If, in 15 years' time, people like Rosen (Mr. Pinchas Rosen, Minister for Justice) will be in power, it will be a calamity for the State." Begin explains that this statement disrespects Rosen and shows that Ben-Gurion perceives himself more as a king than a leader of a republic or democracy. Begin argues that Israel belongs to its citizens, not Ben-Gurion or Mapai.