Huge Aid to the Arabs is not Satisfactory

Begin expresses serious concern about the safety of Israel because of the relationships between Arab nations and other countries. He compares Abba Eban to Moshe Sharett because both met with United States’ president. At first, both believed that the U.S. could have a positive influence for the advancement of peace in the region. Begin mentions that Sharett understood that his words did not benefit Israel, but rather put Israel’s safety at risk. Begin argues that Abba Eban and the current Government still does not understand the grave danger Israel faces as a result of France, the United States, and other nations providing weapons to Arab nations. Once the Arab nations are ready to destroy Israel, the Israeli Defense Forces will need to divide into three to protect its borders. However, Begin is confident that even with the odds against Israel, the Arab nations will not succeed in destroying Israel.

Menachem Begin Defends Youth of Israel

An op-ed Begin wrote in response to criticism of Israeli youth by the political establishment. Israel’s youth are being accused of being too career-focused and not self-sacrificing like the youth that first built the state. Begin says that no generation can be generalized, even for good, and that all generations have their selfish and sloth-like elements. There does not have to be a contradiction between getting an education and pursuing a career on the one hand, and service to the state on the other hand. In fact the state needs people who pursue careers and provide for themselves and their families.

Lavon Mystery

Begin relates the scandal and its reaction surrounding Pinchas Lavon to the response of when Abraham Stavsky, Abba Ahimeir and Zvi Rosenblatt were falsely accused of being responsible for the assassination of Haim Arlosoroff. Even after the proof that an injustice happened, because important public figures were showed to be connected to the assassination of Arlosoroff, the request for a committee of investigation was rejected. Additionally, only in the Lavon mystery, “Davar” and other independent newspapers did demand justice for the injustice done to Lavon. It is problematic that leaders and media of Israel believe that honor and justice are dependent on one’s political alignments. Begin, however, believes that it is a crucial duty to state the truth. Begin speaks about the triangular relationship between Lavon, Ben Gurion, and Sharett. Begin concludes that it is problematic that members of Mapai are capable of exploiting a fellow member of the party.

Ben Gurion’s Tragedy

Begin criticizes the government, specifically Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharet, for being a “government that does not know what to do, nor how to express itself” at a time in which an anti-Israel agenda has been existing in many countries including Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Italy, and the Soviet Union. He attacks Ben Gurion for his threat to the British by uttering the words “destruction of Israel” while he is the “man responsible for their security.”

What are the Facts Behind Jerusalem’s Two Terrible Hours

Begin discusses his frustration with the Government’s responses to a recent attack in Jerusalem. First Begin criticizes Pinchas Lavon, the Minister of Defense. He explains Lavon’s mistakes and what he could have done to prevent the surprise attack. Additionally, Begin speaks about Moshe Sharret’s leadership and how the Government is killing its own nation in a sovereign way. Then Begin shifts to address multiple opportune moments Israel could have liberated more of the Homeland and ended “senseless bloodshed.” Begin concludes by comparing Israel’s Government to the Greek character Calipides.