You Don’t Have a Majority in the Knesset for Re-Partition of Eretz Yisrael
Newspaper: Jerusalem Post
subjects:Individuals - Abraham (Yair) Stern, Anwar Sadat, Golda Meir, Henry Kissinger, Moshe Dayan, Yasser Arafat, Yigal Alon. Security - Army, Fundamentals of Israeli Security, Self-Defense. States - Britain/England, France, Jordan, Soviet Union (Russia), USA. Democracy , Foreign Policy - Diplomacy, Fundamentals of Foreign Policy, UN. Elections , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Fatah. Political Parties - Gahal, Mapai, Mapam. Greater Land of Israel - Golan Heights, Greater Israel, Jerusalem, Sinai Peninsula. Government , Interim Agreements , Knesset , Opposition , Peace , Peace Agreements , Ideologies - Socialism
A speech Begin gave in the Knesset shortly after the December 1973 elections. He congratulates the Speaker of the Knesset and the new MKs and wishes continued good health for reelected Prime Minister Golda Meir. He questions whether the government ever asked for a mandate to withdraw from any territory before a peace agreement is reached. The national consensus had always been no withdrawal without a peace agreement, and the government never asked for a mandate to go against that consensus. Therefore it never received such a mandate. And yet it is acting as if it has a mandate to give up territory without a peace deal. The government has already given up Judea and Samaria, either to Jordan, or worse, to Arafat. This denies Jewish history and Jewish rights. It also would put most Israelis within range of the enemy's new weapons from the USSR.