See “Interview With Syrian Ambassador,” sidebar to “Syrian Ambassador to U.S. Asks BAR to Print Ebla Letter Rejected by New York Times,” BAR 05:05. In 1948, Begin’s Herut party had asserted in its founding statement that the “Hebrew homeland … extends on both sides of the Jordan.” See Sasson Sofer, Begin: Anatomy of Leadership (Oxford: Blackwell, 1988), pp. 126–127.