Begin discussed the obstacles in the peace process, as well as the autonomy proposal, at a press conference at Blair House, Washington. He then spoke about the security situation in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip, citing the Coastal Road massacre two weeks prior to the briefing and the Yom Kippur War as examples. He later addressed the Operation Litani’s casualties in Lebanon, the implementation of Resolution 242, and his resignation from the cabinet in 1970.
Subjects: Operation Litani
Prime Minister Begin addresses the Israel Bonds gala and discusses the recent success in defeating the PLO in southern Lebanon. He mentions the great lengths Israel went to avoid inflicting civilian casualties on the Lebanese population, as well as the technological superiority of Israel’s air and ground forces over the Syrian opposition.
A Norwegian documentary on the conflict in Lebanon. Prime Minister Begin is interviewed and discusses the national origins of PLO fighters, their goals and tactics, and what Israel has done to avoid inflicting civilian casualties. The same and additional parts of the documentary are found in document “Conflict in Lebanon 2”.
A Norwegian documentary on the conflict in Lebanon. Prime Minister Begin is interviewed and discusses the national origins of PLO fighters, as well as the historical significance of cooperating with the Lebanese government. The same and additional parts of the documentary are found in document “Conflict in Lebanon”.
A tour of Israel by two American supporters, beginning with an interview with Prime Minister Begin. Begin discusses his hopes for peace, noting that Israel has been at war since its creation, but that other regions have known extensive periods of war and eventually found peace. Begin also talks of the threat that communism poses to the world and urges all free nations to pull back from the brink.