Russia Now Backs War in Middle East

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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23 In may 1972
Individuals - Abraham (Yair) Stern, Anwar Sadat, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, Yigal Alon. Political Parties - Achdut Ha'avoda, Mapam. States - Egypt, Soviet Union (Russia). Security - Fundamentals of Israeli Security, Six-Day War. Government , Peace , Peace Agreements
Begin speaks about the blossoming relationship between Russia and Egypt. He first explains that it is in fact the Labor Movement, not the "Nationalistic-Religious Right," who prefers territory over peace. He shares what Golda Meir, Yigal Allon, and Moshe Dayan have said to show that even his opponents in the Government recognize the need to make some territorial demands for a viable peace. He also discusses how Israel's enemies speak about Israel. Despite Sadat's disinterest in peace with Israel, "the Government had helped to increase Sadat's prestige internationally." Begin concludes by reiterating that it is shameful to assume that the Opposition prefers land over peace.