The Zionist Conspiracy
Friday, May 08, 2009
Following The Path Of Menachem Begin
Some people who opposed everything Menachem Begin stood for nevertheless are now calling on Prime Minister Netanyahu to follow Begin's path. Presumably, they mean that just as Begin ceded all of Sinai to Egypt, Netanyahu should cede the Golan, Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
I agree that Netanyahu should follow Begin's path. With the Obama Administration apparently convinced that the way to deal with Netanyahu is via heavy pressure, it is worth recalling the following statement by Prime Minister Begin in 1981, after the U.S. threatened to "punish" Israel for annexing the Golan Heights:
"Are we a vassal state of yours? Are we a banana republic? Are we youths of fourteen who, if they don't behave properly, are slapped across the fingers? Let me tell you who this government is composed of. It is composed of people whose lives were spent in resistance, in fighting and in suffering. You will not frighten us with 'punishments.' He who threatens us will find us deaf to his threats. We are only prepared to listen to rational arguments."