The Flag of Israel Will Yet Fly From the Tower of David….We Shall Yet Meet on the Road to Jerusalem

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
17 In apr 1953
Underground - battle description, British Mandate, conquest of Jaffa, Etzel, Gallows Martyrs, Haganah. Jewish Heritage - causeless hate, Linguistics. Individuals - David Ben-Gurion, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Greater Land of Israel - Jerusalem. Aliyah - Return to Zion. Security - War of Independence
On the eve of fifth anniversary of Israel's Independence, Begin addresses a parade of former Etzel members. He reminisces about the success in gaining freedom from Britain. This freedom was acquired by Etzel's blood and suffering. Then Begin shifts to describe the battle of Jaffa, which took place after the British left. After his description, he raises the questions of who drove out the British and conquered Jaffa. He argues that if the nation believes it was the Haganah, he says to to Etzel soldiers that "[we] will bow our heads before them and acknowledge: 'You expelled the British, you ended the foreign regime, you brought the nation from subjugation to freedom.'" However, if it is the other way around, Haganah members should praise Etzel members. Begin praises the soldiers at the parade and identifies them as disciples of Ze'ev Jabotinsky. He closes sharing hopes that Etzel will continue to fight to unite the Homeland.