Fairytales, legends (Jake #67) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 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
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