The Voice of the People Will be Heard

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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16 In sept 1975
Democracy , States - Egypt, Syria. Greater Land of Israel - Golan Heights, Settlements, Sinai Peninsula. Government , Individuals - Henry Kissinger, Yitzchak Rabin. Interim Agreements , Peace , Ideologies - Socialism. Foreign Policy - UN
Begin disagrees with the Government's actions regarding interim agreements with Egypt. As soon as the Government receives pressure and threats they give in. Kissinger says Israel is stubborn and that the "stalemate is intolerable and jeopardizes world peace." Begin argues that the U.S. is threatening Israel with an oil embargo if it does not retreat from Abu Rodeis and the Gidi and Mitla passes. Additionally, Egypt does not show any signs for wanting peace with Israel. Even under these circumstances, Begin believes that the Government should stay strong and not react. By reacting, it will encourage more pressure and threats Begin also talks about the Israeli demonstrations against the Government's actions. Begin believes that such demonstrations show that Israel is a true democracy.