The Only Way to True Peace

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
10 In sept 1974
Political Parties - Achdut Ha'avoda. States - Egypt, Syria. Individuals - Golda Meir, Henry Kissinger, William Rogers. Government , Greater Land of Israel - Greater Israel. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Palestinians. Peace , Peace Agreements , peace process with Egypt , Security - Yom Kippur War
In the Rosh Hashanah edition, Begin writes about his method to achieve true peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. After the Six-Day War, in 1970, the Government addressed relations with its neighbors according to four principles, a key one being that retreat would not happen before true peace agreements. Since then, however, the Government's principles have faded, and there has been retreat from land before peace progress. Begin speaks about the Yom Kippur War and threats from Arab neighbors. One threat is that even total retreat by Israel will not bring peace. An additional threat is that after Israel retreats, Israel will need to restore Palestinian rights. Begin argues that Israel must go back to its original principles. He continues to say that if Israel hands over territory prior to peace agreements, Israel will receive war. He concludes that he wants security and peace for Israel, which Israel's neighbors have yet to offer.