They Misled the Nation
Newspaper: Jewish Herald
subjects:Individuals - Anwar Sadat, Henry Kissinger. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel, Palestinians. States - Egypt, Syria, USA. Greater Land of Israel - Golan Heights, Settlements, Sinai Peninsula. Government , Interim Agreements , Political Parties - Likud. Peace , Foreign Policy - UN. Security - Yom Kippur War
Begin explains the happenings with the potential interim agreement with Egypt. Israel was frequently told that if they retreat from land, there would be three years of quiet with Egypt. However, Begin explains that the latter part of the agreement is not taken seriously by Egypt or the United States. Additionally, Ismail Fahmi argued that if Israel does not retreat, it will be a sign of aggression and therefore, Egypt will have a right to defend itself. Furthermore, it was confirmed that any agreement would be annulled if Israel attacks Syria. Even though there is tension between Egypt and Syria, they will join forces against Israel. Although Anwar Sadat has said that he does not want to destroy Israel, his demands for Israel returning to the 1967 lines and "restoring the legitimate rights of the Palestinians" would do just that. Based on the interim agreements process, Begin envisions "important battles for the security of the nation and its future in Eretz Israel."