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June 16, 1978 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-06-16

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16 lme 16, 1918

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Ben-Gurion's Pre-State Personal Diary Published

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Former Premier David
Ben-Gurion expected war
with the Arabs when Israel
declared its independence

on May 14, 1948, and prop-
osed that the Israeli army
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ited Nations partition re-
solution of Nov. 29, 1947,
according to Ben-Gurion's
personal diary.
The diary, covering
events during the month be-
fore Israel's declaration of
independence, was pub-
lished here last week. The
documents, selected by a
joint committee of the
Foreign Ministry and the
State Archives, are dated
from April 18 to May 13,
1948. They have never been
published before.
According to the diary,
Ben-Gurion asked Yigael
Yadin, then chief opera-
tions officer of Hagana,
what the chances were of
war with the Arabs. Yadin
estimated they were 50-50
and warned that the Arabs

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military advantage.
Ben-Gurion, however,
expressed confidence in
a Jewish victory and
stated that once the
military tide turned to
their advantage, the
army (then Hagana)
should not limit itself to
the designated borders
but go beyond them. He
said that when the time
came to declare indepen-
dence, no mention should
be made of borders.
When Pinhas Rosen, later
Israel's Minister of Justice,
raised the legal issue of de-
termining the borders of the
new state, Ben-Gurion re-
plied: "Everything is possi-
ble. Law is determined by
the people. When we declare
the state we do not have to
determine borders nor do we
have to seek international
recognition."
Israel's borders have
never been legally deter-
mined. The published
documents mention a com-
plaint by Yisrael Galili,
later a Minister-Without-
Portfolio and a close adviser
to Premier Golda Meir, that
the Irgun, commanded by
Menahem Begin continued
to provoke the British army
in defiance of the "Peoples
Administration" that was to
become Israel's provisional
government after May 14.
Galili said it was obvious
that the Irgun did not want
to reach a settlement with
the British for the handing
over of authority. He said
Begin avoided a meeting
with him.
The documents disclose
that Moshe Shertok (later
Foreign Minister Moshe
Sharett) said he was con-
vinced the British were in-
terested in a war in Pales-
tine.

Israeli Postal
Strike Is Over

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Israeli postal workers ended
a three-day strike after
Minister of Transportation
and Communications Meir
Amit threatened to permit
private companies to take
over mail services.
The strike paralyzed mail
deliveries and also affected
telephone and other elec-
tronic communications.
The employees agreed to
a proposal by the chief labor
court judge to allow an in-
dependent expert study
their wage claims. They are
demanding 40 percent in-
crease in accordance with
an agreement worked out
by Likud MK Meir Cohen,
who had been assigned to
arbitrate the dispute. But
Cohen's decision was vag-
uely worded and confused
the postal employees.
It proposed that the in-
crease be given only to
"postal workers whose
duties are identical to those
carried out by the Civil Av-
iation Authority." No logi-
cal link between the two
services was discernable.
Attorney General Aharon
Barak subsequently re-
moved Cohen as arbitrator.

Director Named

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Rafael Aldor as acting di-
rector general of the corpo-
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Afghanistan Hard
on Jewish Citizens

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Reports reaching Afghan
Jews in Israel indicate a
crackdown by the new pro-
Communist regime on the
30-odd Jewish families liv-
ing in the country, Israel
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