Time to Settle Accounts with the Russians

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
12 In sept 1972
Foreign Policy - American Jewry, UN. Ideologies - Communism, Communists, Socialism. Diaspora - Diaspora Jewry, Selective Aliyah. Knesset , Aliyah - Prisoners of Zion. States - Soviet Union (Russia), USA. Individuals - Theodor Herzl. Education - Youth
Begin exploits the actions of the Russian Government to prevent Soviet Jewry from immigrating to Israel. First, he explains the motives behind the Russian tax placed on those who want to leave to Israel. Additionally, Begin speaks about the absurdity of the education tax that Jews have already paid off. Then Begin focuses on the concentration camps and conditions of labor Russian Jews were forced to partake in. Again, Begin shifts to confront the State loan each worker was required to give, and how only Jews wanting to immigrate to Israel do not receive their share of that loan, nor their pensions. Then Begin speaks about what Jewish youth in the Diaspora should do to support their brethren in Russia. He concludes that the Soviet Jews are true revolutionaries and heroes.