Herut to Remain in Cabinet to Oppose Territorial Concessions
Menu JTA Search

Herut to Remain in Cabinet to Oppose Territorial Concessions

Download PDF for this date

The Herut party, which joined the broadened coalition government just before the Six-Day War, announced its intention of remaining in the Government to counter the influence of several Cabinet ministers it said favored a general withdrawal by Israel from occupied Arab territories.

Aryeh Ben Eliezer, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, told a meeting of the Gahal (the Herut and Liberal Party coalition,) that it was the party’s policy to exclude East Jerusalem, the West Bank of the Jordan, the Gaza Strip and the Golan heights in Syria from peace negotiations. The only negotiable items are the Suez Canal and Sinai peninsula, he said.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund