No Mediation – Only Direct Negotiation

A continuation of Begin’s defense of Israel’s retention of territories liberated in the Six-Day War. In this piece, Begin discusses the Khartoum Conference, which dealt with the Arab states’ unwillingness to negotiate with Israel, and Egypt’s responsibility for instigating the war by closing the Gulf of Aqabah to Israeli ships. He closes with a discussion of the demographic threat of Arabs living in those territories, and calling for mass aliyah to balance it out. Part 2 of 3.