Menachem Begin Answers the Questions People are Asking

While Begin is on tour in Latin America, he participants in an interview with “Die Yiddishe Zeitung.” The interview starts with discussing the important role Diaspora Jews have in Israeli policies, and specifically references to the Jewish-German financial agreement. Begin shares that while being in the Irgun, he viewed himself as a politician and today, as a politician, he also views himself as a fighter. Begin speaks about the importance of liberating the Homeland in its entirety, and that this can be possible with favorable foreign policy. There is a question regarding the relationship between the current Government and the decrease of immigration and Begin mentions that he wants to receive immigrants from both the USA and North African countries. Lastly, Begin speaks about Jabotinsky’s ability to have both logic and warm feelings; therefore, revisionism, like its leader is both a political theory and temperament.

If Menachem Begin Were Prime Minister of Israel

Begin was asked by the Israeli newspaper “Yediot Acharonot” what he would do if he became Prime Minister. Begin first responds saying that he would create a Government that does not have Mapai domination. He then mentions the actions he would take regarding foreign policy and the education system. Begin strongly states that he would end direct contact with Germany. He also would work hard to fight discrimination and to protect the State’s laws with the State’s Constitution. He concludes by going into detail about strengthening the economy.