The Broadcast That Stirred All Israel

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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30 In sept 1953
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Prior to the arrival of Begin in South Africa, the Jewish Herald published Begin's broadcast to Israel on the first night of Israel's existence. In this broadcast, Begin first reflects on successful, yet difficult, Hebrew revolt. Begin mentions the importance for the Jewish army to have weapons and spiritual armor. He discusses the importance of diplomacy with all nations that will recognize Israel's existence and specifically speaks about the U.S., Soviet Union, and France. He shifts to speak the necessity of encouraging aliyah. Additionally, justice should be a fundamental principle for the State. Begin announces that there is no longer a need for the Underground within the borders of the independent state. He then expresses that the nation is in the middle of a battle and that they will succeed. He concludes by praying for the Hebrew soldiers.