Surrender Engenders Further Surrender

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
29 In july 1975
Individuals - Anwar Sadat, Henry Kissinger, Yitzchak Rabin. Ideologies - Communists. States - Egypt, Syria, USA. Security - Fundamentals of Israeli Security, Nuclear capabilities, weapons of mass destruction, Yom Kippur War. Government , Interim Agreements , Foreign Policy - Israel-U.S. Relationship. Knesset , Peace , peace process with Egypt , Greater Land of Israel - Sinai Peninsula
Begin speaks about how it is dangerous for Israel to continuously retreat without peace agreements. He first speaks about the Mitla and Giddi Passes and the Abu Rodeis oilfields. Originally, Israel recognized that these were important and therefore, could not be surrendered. However, Yitzchak Rabin declared on American television that Israel would hand over these areas for an interim agreement with Egypt. Begin also shares Egypt's attitude and how Henry Kissinger encourages Israel to accept this attitude. Begin argues that the Government accepting such attitude is an act of surrender. Furthermore, retreating from the passes and oilfields discredits Israel's ability to stick to its word. He speaks more about Kissinger and how Kissinger threatens and pressures Israel. Begin concludes that Israel cannot follow Kissinger's delusions because Israel's security is at serious risk.