The Magnificent Emergency
subjects:Foreign Policy - American Jewry, Diplomacy, Fundamentals of Foreign Policy, Israel-UN relationship, UN. Security - Army, Fundamentals of Israeli Security, Self-Defense, Sinai Campaign, Six-Day War, War of Independence. States - Britain/England, Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Soviet Union (Russia), Syria, USA. Economy - budget, Competition, Economic Reform, Free Market. Individuals - Charles de Gaulle. Diaspora - Diaspora Jewry, Jewish Communities (abroad). Greater Land of Israel - Golan Heights, Greater Israel, Settlements, Sinai Peninsula, Transjordan. Jewish Heritage - Holocaust. Liberty of Men - Individual Liberty. Jewish Nationality , Ideologies - Liberalism, Socialism. Nationalism , Aliyah - Return to Zion
Article by Begin for Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Independence Day) 1968, recounting the events that had transpired since the previous Independence Day. On Yom Haatzmaut 1967, even as Jews were both mourning the Holocaust and celebrating the resurgence of their people Israel, Colonel Nasser of Egypt ordered his troops to go into the Northern Sinai Peninsula. Soon the combined forces of three large Arab armies from Egypt, Syria, and Jordan surrounded Israel. Israel still won and took the Suez Canal, but Nasser was still spouting the same rhetoric a year after the war. Other Arab leaders made similar declarations about their intent to destroy Israel, in Syria, Iraq, and Jordan. Israel is in a state of "magnificent emergency" where it is under threat but has great opportunities to settle and claim its land. To this end Israel needs another mass aliyah from western Jewry and to initiate economic reforms to ensure a free market and economic growth that westerners expect.