Statement at a Press Conference 19.09.1948
subjects:Underground - Altalena, British Mandate, Etzel. Security - Army, Fundamentals of Israeli Security, Self-Defense, War of Independence. States - Britain/England, USA. Democracy , Foreign Policy - Diplomacy, Israel-UN relationship, UN. Elections , Human Rights - Emergency Procedures, Police Brutality, Rights of the Accused. Political Parties - Exclusion of Herut, Herut. Individuals - Folke Bernadotte. Government , Greater Land of Israel - Greater Israel, Jerusalem, Transjordan. International law , Jewish Nationality , Justice , Nationalism , Opposition , Aliyah - Return to Zion. Supremacy of the Law
A press release by Begin as head of the Opposition party, Tenuat Haherut, after the assassination of a UN representative by radical Zionists in Jerusalem. Tenuat Haherut does not participate in the unelected government of the new state but still feels responsible for the well-being and future of the state and therefore must comment on recent events. Britain bears indirect responsibility for the assassination by discrediting the UN as an international organization. The Provisional Government of Israel also bears indirect responsibility for the assassination because it acts cowardly towards the world but tyrannical towards Jews within its borders, both of which are causing the rise of a new underground. Tenuat Haherut is against the killing and the rise of a new underground, and calls on all Jews in Israel to unite against their enemies and for the world to treat Israel justly.