In the Mirror of the Year
Newspaper: Jewish Herald
subjects:Foreign Policy - American Jewry, Israel-U.S. Relationship, UN. Jewish Heritage - Anti-Semitism, Holocaust. Ideologies - Communists. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Sharett. Diaspora - Diaspora Jewry. States - Egypt, Soviet Union (Russia), USA. Government , Political Parties - Herut. Greater Land of Israel - Jerusalem. Knesset , Peace , Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Refugee Issue. Human Rights - torture. Security - War of Independence
In his Rosh Hashanah greeting, Begin reflects on key events that happened during the past year, mainly focusing on the weakening relationship between the U.S. and Israel. He first acknowledges the change in leadership in the U.S. and then explains through examples the new U.S. Government's positions towards Israel. The first example Begin mentions is how American newspapers speak about Israel. Then he talks about John Foster Dulles, the new Secretary of State, and his relationship with both Moshe Sharett and Egyptian General Naguib. Begin shifts to speak about the Prague trial and 9 doctors put on trial in Moscow. Begin explains how the death of Stalin affected the relationship between Israel and the Soviet Union. He closes with sharing mistakes his colleagues have made, and how these mistakes impaired Israel's relationship with Soviet Union and the U.S.