Singled Out by Fate

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
2 In july 1963
Underground - British Mandate, Etzel, Gallows Martyrs. Individuals - David Raziel, Shlomo Ben-Yosef, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Jewish Heritage - Linguistics. Education - Youth
Begin broadcasts on "Kol Israel" a tribute to Shlomo Ben Yosef, on the anniversary of his execution. He speaks of Ben Yosef's actions prior to meeting his death from the gallows. Begin shares that Jabotinsky saw this sacrifice as the British attempt to scare the Hebrew youth. Begin mentions the other gallows martyrs and proclaims that the children of Israel cannot be frightened because they "were created to be free men." He concludes that it is important to teach to the youth that Israel arose through of self-sacrifice.