What Peace With Abdullah Means

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
17 In jan 1950
States - Britain/England, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Soviet Union (Russia), Syria, USA. Underground - British Mandate. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, King Abdullah, Moshe Sharett. Foreign Policy - Fundamentals of Foreign Policy, UN. Government , Greater Land of Israel - Greater Israel, Jerusalem, Transjordan. Interim Agreements , Knesset , Peace
In this translation of a speech given by Menachem Begin in the Knesset on January 2nd, 1950, Begin criticizes Mr. Sharett for his positions on Israel's foreign affairs. He criticizes Sharett for wanting to make a peace treaty with King Abdullah. According to Begin, making peace with Abdullah means turning "the wheel of history backwards," by bringing British power back into the state of Israel. It would also mean recognition that Abdullah is justified in occupying certain areas of Israel that he has occupied, including the Old City of Jerusalem. Begin also expands on the fact that Sharett and his colleagues are responsible for the alienation of Israel and for no longer having aid from the other Powers such as Russia, America, and France. Begin encourages his listeners to proclaim Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and states that whether people are for or against it, there is no change in his agenda.