Time to Face the Truth

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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17 In dec 1974
Jewish Heritage - Anti-Semitism, causeless hate, Holocaust. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel, Palestinians. Underground - Etzel, Lechi. Security - Fundamentals of Israeli Security. Peace , Foreign Policy - UN. Individuals - Yasser Arafat
Begin strongly opposes the UN resolution 741 which recognizes the right of Palestinian people to "achieve their rights by all means." In response, Begin writes, "Has the world so soon forgotten that Hitler and Stalin also asserted their right to achieve their justified aims by all means?" He is particularly perturbed by the phrase "by all means," and makes the point that all means includes murdering school children as happened in Kiryat Shemona and Ma'alot. Begin reminds enemies that the fighting Jew "arose during a time when the enemy used all means." If the Arabs use "all means," there will not be a state of Israel, he argues. The article also includes an excerpt that Begin wrote for "The Revolt" that Time magazine quoted out of context.