Benny Begin

MK Ze’ev Binyamin Begin (Benny Begin) is currently Minister without Portfolio and a member of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s forum of seven senior ministers. Currently serving his fourth term, he first served in the Knesset as a Likud MK from 1988 until 1997. During this period he was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee as well as Minister of Science. He returned to the Knesset in 2009.

Publications by Benny Begin

MK Begin on Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy and the New Fatah Charter

Israeli MK Ze’ev Beni Begin points out that a prime difficulty in the peace process is that the Fatah charter fails to recognize Jewish rights to live in the State of Israel and calls for armed resistance against the “Zionist […] Read More »

MK Begin on Israeli Gestures to a Peace Agreement

MK Beni Begin discusses the concessions Israel has made toward negotiations with the Palestinians, including turning over almost all of Judea and Samaria and a building freeze, all which were refused by Palestinian Authority leader Abu Mazen as insufficient. He […] Read More »

Constructive Clarity in Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

The PLO platform, as reaffirmed in the Fatah Congress in August 2009, states that their struggle will not stop until the Zionist entity is eliminated and Palestine is liberated. As a logical corollary, they refuse to accept Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The Palestinian leadership insists that negotiations now start at the point they had reached with Olmert at the end of 2008. That means they are not satisfied with what was put on the table a year ago. They want more than that Read More »