The Great Change in U.S. Jewry

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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3 In jone 1975
Individuals - Abraham (Yair) Stern, Henry Kissinger. Foreign Policy - American Jewry, Israel-U.S. Relationship. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel, Palestinians, Refugee Issue. Jewish Heritage - causeless hate, Holocaust. States - Egypt, USA. Human Rights - Equal rights. Peace , Security - Self-Defense, Yom Kippur War. Education - Youth. Diaspora - Zionist Organization
Begin shares the address he made to the National Press Club during his visit to the United States. He first discusses World War II and how no nation attempted to save European Jews. This leads him to justify why Israel takes seriously every threat made towards Israel. A recent threat Begin mentions was when Israel wasn't on a map the London Times published. Begin explains that currently Israel's neighbors will find any excuse to attack, just like what happened in the Yom Kippur War. Begin shifts to explain five actions that could lead to real peace. To explain his distrust towards "international guarantees," he speaks of what happened in Vietnam after an international guarantee was made. Begin speaks about American Jewry, specifically the youth. Lastly, Begin shares his observation that there is a great change amongst American Jews: In addition to financially supporting Israel, they now feel it's their duty to take political action.