“Koenig Report” Shows Labour’s Comples

Begin exposes that in the Koenig Document, it was proposed that the Labour Party create a sister party to attract Arabs. He blames the Labour Party for being selfish and not keeping the good of Israel in it’s best interests and not taking responsibility for it’s mistakes. He reminds Rabin of the Interim Peace Agreement with Egypt. He critizes Rabin’s recurring question of “Either peace or nothing?”

Confusion and Whitewash

An op-ed Begin wrote for “Ma’ariv”. Shortly after the Yom Kippur War, Prime Minister Golda Meir admitted on national radio that “fatal mistakes” had been made, much to Begin’s surprise and satisfaction that she was admitting the truth. He says that the disinformation campaign has led to the government confusing itself to the point where important Ministers cannot agree on what the government already decided its policy would be with regards to peace talks with Syria in Geneva. The government keeps on falsely promising peace and warning of many wars if peace is not soon achieved while sending conflicting messages on how to achieve peace. However, the public is becoming aware of the lies of the government. The government is making a dangerous mistake in talking about the rights of the Palestinians, as they legitimize Arafat and anti-Zionist arguments. Though the government attempts to whitewash all of its lies and scandals it is unable to do so before the public catches on.

We Seek a Mandate from the Nation to Form a Government

An interview Begin gave to Rafael Bashan of Yediot Aharonot during the negotiations for the formation of the Likud bloc. Begin asserts that there is a strong common denominator between the various parties that are trying to form this new bloc. Contrary to rumors that Begin chose the name ‘opposition alignment’ no name had as yet been chosen for the new bloc. The time of the National Unity Government is over, and a one-party government would not function better but would be worse for democracy. The government, while not being able to carry out the program, had undertaken to give back parts of Judea and Samaria. Begin believes that the public needed to see a party staying 100% committed to its principles. He is proud of his demand in 1967 that Moshe Dayan be made the Minister of Defence because the national unity government that resulted greatly helped Israeli and IDF morale in the days leading up to the Six Day War. Begin demands settlement of all of the Land of Israel.

Don’t Apologize for Hebron

Begin justifies the operation in Hebron as he claims it was a right of national self-defense. He explains that there was no “exaggeration” in Israel crossing the armistice line and criticizes the Government for not preparing politically by “giving Jordan an alibi.”

We Await You with a Pounding Heart

On the occasion of the Knesset to reenter Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s remains on Mount Herzl, Begin delivered this eulogy to his master and teacher. He discusses Jabotinsky’s upbringing, his activities and exile from Palestine, and his influence on Zionism.