T.V. Interview with Mr. Eban, Mr. Begin, etc.
subjects:Jewish Heritage - Anti-Semitism. Individuals - Charles de Gaulle. Diaspora - Diaspora Jewry. States - France. Foreign Policy - Israel-France Relationship. Jewish Nationality
A television interview Begin gave in 1969 about then-current events. When asked about the Arabs' claims of being in Palestine for 2000 years he counters with the Arabs coming from Arabia and Mohamed only being born 1400 years ago. He also recounts the Jews' various expulsions and returns to Israel. He insists that Judea and Samaria are nor 'occupied' but 'liberated.' He talks about how the non-Jews won't listen because the Jews supposedly killed Jesus even though it was the Romans who did it and their hatred defies logic. He lashes out at De Gaulle for being an untrustworthy ally. He insists that Iraqi Jews cannot be spies.