Menachem Begin’s Farewell Message

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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8 In jan 1954
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Begin addresses a diverse crowd prior to his departure from South Africa. He opens stating that his farewell is three-fold. He first speaks to the Union of South Africa, expressing the warmth he felt while being in South Africa and hopes that he served his people well by forming a genuine alliance between South Africa and Israel. Then he focuses on the Jews of South Africa and how their Jewish community is extremely dedicated to Israel. The last group he bids farewell to is the Revisionist Party of South Africa. He expresses the close friendship he experienced, and that he does not want to leave them. He continues to encourage the members of the Revisionist Party to continue speaking the truth and following Jabotinsky's teachings. He concludes saying that he feels Jabotinsky's presence in South Africa and blesses the Revisionist Part of South Africa.