Be Brave of Spirit and Ready for Trials: We Shall Withstand Them

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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7 In may 1954
Underground - British Mandate, Etzel, Gallows Martyrs. Individuals - David Raziel, Dov Gruner, Theodor Herzl, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Foreign Policy - Fundamentals of Foreign Policy. Government , Greater Land of Israel - Greater Israel. Justice , Jewish Heritage - Linguistics. Peace , Aliyah - Return to Zion. The Five Mem's , Security - War of Independence
In honor of Israel's sixth year of independence, Begin speaks on Etzel's secret radio. He first shares that the revolt in 1944-1948 was blessed, and it was the first Hebrew revolt since the Hasmonean revolt that ended in victory. In order to keep independence, Israel needs a total victory against its surrounding enemies. In addition to being victorious in the battlefield, Begin explains wise foreign policy and mass aliyah are necessary for maintaining independence. He shifts to speak about the necessity for justice to be the supreme ruler. He reminds the listeners that Etzel is not underground in the liberated parts of the Homeland. He also reminds them that there is still work to be done because the entire Homeland is not yet liberated. Before closing, he shares that the country is still in the midst of battles and that peace cannot be bought. In conclusion he shares that in upcoming battles, "the spirit of those who revived our nation" will accompany the Jewish nation.