Statement on Negotiations with Germany and the Last Events in Jerusalem
subjects:Individuals - David Ben-Gurion. Democracy , States - Germany. Jewish Heritage - Holocaust. Knesset
A statement by Begin about the issue of reparations from Germany. It is blood money, and the majority in both the Knesset and the General public are against it. Intimidation has been used against Mapai MKs to ensure they vote in line with the party, a tyrannical measure. Begin demanded a referendum on the issue, but his demand was rejected. A large demonstration against the reparations was violently attacked by police. There is talk of a new underground, but that is just the guilty consciousnesses and fears of certain government officials. The reparations must be stopped to prevent shame from falling on the nation and the hurting of survivors of the Holocaust and relatives of the victims.