The Jarring Mission

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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29 In aug 1972
Individuals - Abraham (Yair) Stern, Gunnar Jarring, William Rogers, Yitzchak Rabin. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel, Rogers Plan. Liberty of Men - censorship. Political Parties - Gahal. Government , Foreign Policy - Israel-U.S. Relationship. Peace , Security - Six-Day War, War of Independence
Begin describes the recent struggles within the Government. He first discusses the U.S. -Israel relationship and how it needs constant clarification. However, positive change in the relationship happened. Begin describes the decisions made in 1970 regarding Dr. Gunnar Jarring's peace efforts based on the Rogers Initiative. Ultimately, the U.S. agreed with Israel's views, including William Rogers. Begin then shares that in Rabin's most recent trip to Israel, he did not visit his superior, Foreign Minister Abba Eban. A reason for this could be because documents Rabin marked as "Top Secret" were handed over for publication. Begin contemplates who could have leaked the documents and believes it is a national scandal with serious international repercussions. Begin then goes into more detail how it is problematic that Ministers publically share their voting decisions. Begin fears that "administration which acts in this matter is endangering the foundations of Israel's statehood."