Strauss Visits Israel

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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11 In jone 1963
Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Pinchas Lavon, Shimon Peres. Foreign Policy - Diplomacy, Israel-Germany Relationship. States - Egypt, France. Political Parties - Herut. Jewish Heritage - Holocaust. Knesset , Security - weapons of mass destruction
Begin criticizes both David Ben-Gurion and Shimon Peres for happily hosting Herr Franz Josef Strauss, a former Nazi Education Officer who swore an oath of personal loyalty to Hitler. Begin shares what Strauss did during the Holocaust and how Strauss justified his and his soldiers' actions. Begin praises Peres' success in keeping the Israeli army well armed, and then urges Peres to change his attitude towards Israel-Germany relations. Begin argues that the German scientists in Egypt threaten Israel. Begin strongly disagrees with Peres comparing Israel-Germany relations to the relationship France and Israel have. To conclude, Begin explains why he and world leaders do not trust Germany.