Menachem Begin “Manifesto” attacking UN Resolution
to Partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab States
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Broadside. December, 1947. 1p. 14” x 19 ¾”. In Hebrew.
“this ‘solution’ will not solve the problem ...and will not bring peace in Palestine. Such a bisected state will not be able to absorb the mass Jewish Diaspora...The Jewish homeland...like every nation’s homeland, requires historic entity.”
Menachem Begin’s politics put him increasingly at odds with David Ben-Gurion. Emblematic of this divide was the militant stance taken by the Irgun, whose ideology was characterized by its symbol, a raised rifle over both sides of the Jordan River.