Fairytales, legends (Jake #67) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Ben Gurion
    • 13.06.06 | 21:30 (IDT)

    "Ben Gurion himself came to regret his attitude toward Begin during the Altalena affair." - Jake 1 (the fairytale) "In 1967, Begin joined a delegation which visited Sde Boqer in order to ask David Ben-Gurion to return and accept the premiership again. After that meeting, Ben-Gurion said that if he had then known Begin as he did now, the face of history woul have been different." Jake 2 Jake, this seems to be your justification for your Altalena fairytale. Note the Altalena was not mentioned. Begin's recommendation to replace Eshkol as Prime Minister by somebody the public could trust was answered by a "yes". I don't recall this very unspecific comment. But nothing would have changed in the early days of the State. Begin attempted in 1948 to maintain his militia, and in 1952 was ready to start a civil war. And starting his anti-british "revolt" during WW2! These are no legends. He became more responsible as he aged. But he had to spend many years (29) in the opposition for this

    from the article: Book links Begin to 1952 plot to kill then-German Chancellor Adenauer
    First published 00:00 13.06.06 | Last updated 00:00 13.06.06
Haaretz Headlines
Near the West Bank shooting attack that wounded four people, June 29, 2015.

Israeli lightly hurt in West Bank shooting

IDF investigating report; late Saturday, Israeli soldier lightly wounded after being hit by a car outside a military outpost in the West Bank.

An evening of song and unity in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Bayit

Has U.S. Modern Orthodoxy reached its breaking point?

The most influential Jewish community in America is in deep crisis. Will the different streams of Modern Orthodoxy go their separate ways? A special report from New York.

An F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.

Fears resurface over U.S. arms sales to Gulf States

The lifting of arms embargo on Iran is sending the Middle East into a frenzied conventional arms race, reigniting decades-old concerns in Israel for its military edge over Arab states.

A Jewish store in Berlin with a sign urging Germans not to shop there.

Alone in Berlin: A survivor's tale

The memoir of the late Marie Jalowicz Simon recounts the remarkable tale of a Berlin native whose street smarts and charm kept her alive during World War II.