Unity Based on Freedom

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
24 In apr 1962
Ideologies - Communists. States - France, Syria. Government , Political Parties - Herut. Foreign Policy - Israel-U.S. Relationship, Israel-UN relationship, UN. Knesset , Opposition , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Refugee Issue
Begin argues that Israel suffered a political defeat in the UN Security Council. He discusses that based on the Security Council resolution initiated by the U.S., the Israel-U.S. relationship remains the same. The U.S. has always based its attitude and policies towards Israel on ethnographic, geographic, economic, and diplomatic reasons. France, on the other hand, did not vote in favor for the resolution because they see Israel as a friend and an ally. He then makes a clear point: "We are not interested in killing Arabs. But if one of these days such a number of Arabs arises, from near or far, with the intention of killing us and destroying the State of Israel, the outcome will assuredly be their death, and the continued existence of the people of the State of Israel." Begin concludes by expressing the significance of the Knesset adopting a joint initiative resolution which denies any moral authority to the recent Security Council resolution.