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Firing Line Video Showing Debate On Egypt Peace Treaty After The 1973 War.
Editor's Note: Shmuel Katz appears on a special edition of Firing Line taped in Tel Aviv on March 16, 1979. He debates Shlomo Avineri on the Israel-Egypt treaty.
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Peace in the Middle East?", Firing Line broadcast collection, Hoover Institution Archives. Copyright, the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. Used with permission; all rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University is prohibited and strictly enforced. For permission requests, please contact Director of Hoover Institution Library and Archives, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA 94305-6010. (1 hour)

Irgun Video
Editor's note: Shmuel Katz discusses the history of the Irgun, the underground fighting force that was largely responsible for driving the British from Palestine and in which he played a prominent role. Katz focuses on the hostility the Irgun met from the Haganah, the Jewish military group controlled by the Jewish Agency led by David Ben-Gurion. (Duration: 13:38)

Sinai Video
Editor's note: Shmuel Katz sheds light on Menachem Begin's surprising decision to concede the Sinai to Egypt. (Duration: 4:30)

Altalena Video
Editor's note: Katz gives a detailed description of what happened in the famous Altalena affair. Katz was the one who decided to send the ship to Israel, not conceiving that anyone on the Jewish side would object to more arms to carry on the war. As it turned out, the ship would be destroyed on the orders of David Ben-Gurion as it reached the Tel Aviv beach. (Duration: 23:54)

Ministry Of Information Video
Editor's note: Shmuel was passionate about founding a Ministry of Information, which he considered essential to countering anti-Israel propaganda. In this segment, he describes how Menachem Begin promised him that he would head such a ministry and then reneged on that promise. Katz explains why a Ministry of Information, which still has not been created, is more important than ever. (Duration: 27:42)