We Shall Create a New Era

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
posted on:
5 In sept 1972
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel, Jewish Majority, Partition Plan. Foreign Policy - Diplomacy, UN. Jewish Heritage - Holocaust. Peace , Security - Self-Defense, Six-Day War, War of Independence. Greater Land of Israel - Sinai Peninsula. States - Soviet Union (Russia), USA. Individuals - Ze'ev Jabotinsky
Begin addresses a crowd in Johannesburg focusing on Israel's enemies. He first shares what Arab leaders said about their hopes for Israel in both the War of Independence and Six-Day War. Begin then brings up the claim that the verbal hatred from those Arab leaders is merely domestic propaganda that does not need to be taken seriously. This leads Begin to speak about how the propaganda from Nazi Germany was not taken seriously by people and as a result, the Holocaust happened. Additionally Begin speaks about peace treaties between countries after the First and Second World Wars to make the point that the aggressors were not given land back. This relates to his argument that Israel has no reason to give back land that was gained from the defensive war in 1967. He references back to the delay of action by countries to rescue Jews from the death chambers, and so Begin argues that Israel needs to rely on herself and not trust the opinions of other nations.