Statement on Arrival in New York
subjects:States - Britain/England, USA. Underground - British Mandate, Etzel. Constitution , Political Parties - Herut. Security - War of Independence
A very brief statement by Begin upon arriving in New York. For the first time in thousands of years the Hebrews have a state in Eretz Israel, having driven out the oppressive British rule. The Etzel learned a lot from the American Revolution and its heroes. Begin has come to America on behalf of the Herut movement to explain the true goals of the movement as the War of Independence continues. He cannot stay longs, as he must return to Israel to take part in the elections for the Constitutional Assembly.