Wednesday, January 24, 2007

From the Archives

The above is a telegram sent to Prime Minister and the Defense Minister Menachem Begin by then Major (Res.) Dan Halutz and Captain (Res.) Y'hoav Gal on May 18, 1981.
It reads:
"1. With you all the way.
2.Expecting vigorous responses against the hot-headed attempts of the Maarach (the coalition of socialist parties: Labor, Ahdut HaAvoda) to spread dissension amongst the people.
3. It need be made clear to Shimon Peres that his words [negating the operation] are causing hesitation and doubt regarding the justness of our way also amongst those in the army.
4. As part of the fighter manpower that are scheduled to carry out your decisions we stand behind you without limit."
The bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor took place on June 7.