Right eye, right hand and writing
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Source: BBC4 The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs (20/11/2023) [44:44 minutes in].

Context: Discussion between Zbigniew Brzezinski  (President Jimmy Carter’s National Adviser) and Menachem Begin (Israel Prime Minister) over returning Sinai back to Egypt during a walk in Camp David woods, USA:  hosted by President Jimmy Carter

Begin: “I want you to understand that my right eye would fall out, my right hand would fall off before I ever sign a single scrap of paper permitting the dismantling of a single Jewish settlement [in Sinai].

Menachem Begin had previously taken a solemn oath before God and the people not to let Egypt regain the Sinai. The issue was resolved by letting the Israeli Knesset make the decision and not him.


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