Menachem Begin’s Report

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
11 In aug 1950
Individuals - David Raziel, Theodor Herzl, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Underground - Etzel, Gallows Martyrs. Liberty of Men - Individual Liberty. Greater Land of Israel - Jerusalem. Jewish Heritage - Linguistics
Begin speaks at Ze'ev Jabotinsky's annual Yahrzeit ceremony in New York. He first mentions that earth was brought from the graves of Theodor Herzl, Joseph Trumpeldor, Sarah Aronson, and the graves of Jabotinsky's students who served in the Underground. Begin mentions the different Israeli cities where those people are buried. Begin then apologizes that the earth from David Raziel's grave could not be brought. He continues to say that he also could not bring earth from brethren who were massacred. Begin shifts to share that Jabotinisky taught to love and fight for the nation of Israel. Additionally, Jabotinsky taught to liberate the Homeland in its entirety, which Begin mentions has yet to be fulfilled. Once that is complete, Begin says that Jabotinsky's wish to be buried in the Homeland will be fulfilled. Begin concludes with comparing Jabotinsky as the father and teacher, and himself as a son and student.