We Should Hold the Parade in Jerusalem

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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1 In mar 1966
Security - Army. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol. Underground - Etzel, Haganah, Lechi, United Resistance Movement. Government , International law , Foreign Policy - Israel-U.S. Relationship. Greater Land of Israel - Jerusalem. States - Jordan, USA. Knesset , Jewish Heritage - Linguistics. Political Parties - Mapai
Begin argues against Levi Eshkol's decision for not having an army parade on Israel's Independence Day in Israel's capital, Jerusalem. Begin says that one of the Eshkol's reasons is because in the past, the parades in Jerusalem were insignificant, which did not raise morale of the army or Jerusalemites. Begin accuses the Government of simply unwilling to organize a powerful parade in Jerusalem. Another reason of Eshkol's for not having an army parade in Jerusalem is because it would breach the Armistice Agreement with Jordan. It is extremely troubling to Begin that Eshkol even mentions Israel's capabilities to break the Agreement because Jordan has already broken the Agreement. Begin goes even further to say that all of the Armistice Agreements have been broken by the Arab nations. In the conclusion, Begin writes that because of Eshkol's mistakes, the Israeli public will either think that if the parade is in Jerusalem, it will be lacking morale or breaching the Agreement.