When was it Wise This Year or Last
Newspaper: Jewish Herald
subjects:Individuals - Golda Meir. Government , Political Parties - Herut, Mapai. Opposition , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Refugee Issue. Foreign Policy - UN. States - USA
Begin focuses on the Government's stances in 1961 and 1962 towards a potential resolution in the UN for direct Israel-Arab peace negotiations. Begin argues that it is problematic when a Government believes it is always in the right, and he speaks about Mapai's relationship with Beersheva. Mapai is under the impression that it created modern Beersheva, and because of this, Mapai is shocked to see that Beersheva is still functioning without the control of Mapai. Then Begin speaks about how in 1961, the Government made a mistake by persisting a resolution for direct Israel-Arab talks. Then in 1962, with U.S. pressure, the Government agreed to not have the resolution voted on in the UN. Begin shares that in 1961, Herut knew the Government made a mistake and concludes that Herut will continue to speak out when the Government makes mistakes in the future.