U.S. Editor Sees Menachem Begin As “The Man Of The Hour”
Newspaper: Jewish Herald
subjects:Jewish Heritage - Anti-Semitism, Holocaust, Linguistics. Coalition , Ideologies - Communism. Democracy , Underground - Etzel. Political Parties - Exclusion of Herut, Herut, Mapai. Government , Foreign Policy - Israel-Germany Relationship, Israel-U.S. Relationship. Human Rights - Police Brutality. States - Soviet Union (Russia)
In this interview, Begin speaks about the Government and Israel's relationship with both the U.S. and Germany. Begin first talks about the recent meeting he had with New York Board of Rabbis. During this meeting Begin spoke honestly by explaining the Government's harsh reactions when Herut held a demonstration against the Government's decision to negotiate with Germany. Begin recalls asking the rabbis to support Herut's position and that the rabbis agreed. Then the interview speaks about anti-Semitism and shifts to Begin expressing hope in Herut gaining power so that Israel can be a true democracy. Currently, though, Mapai is in control and Begin provides examples to show the lack of democracy in Mapai's actions. Then Begin discusses that Israel succeeds in war because of God's guidance, not merely because of numbers. This leads to Begin sharing his agreement in the creation of the Sanherin in Israel. The interview ends with Begin expressing concern towards Soviet Jews.