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BEGIN, Menachem Begin Speech for the Liberators of the Nation 1948
Extremely Rare Document Menachem Begin – Address to “the Soldiers and Liberators of the Nation” 1948
A rare article written and printed and signed by Menachem Begin in 1948 for Irgun soldiers who joined the Israel Defense Forces immediately after the Altalena affair
2 pages pamphlet that was distributed to Irgun soldiers 1948
The pamphlet was written and broadcast on Herut Radio by Menachem Begin also published in the Herut newspaper on September 2, 1948.
In the same army of liberation which raised the miracle of rebellion against the British enslaver and did not remove it except with the departure of the enslaver. And please do not face it, my brother, if not everyone acknowledges the same basic fact. The greatest truth in history is, that the truth is stronger than a lie, that the truth always wins, even if its victory is delayed […] they did not claim the individual’s credit for everything that was achieved during and after the rebellion. No, we are not claiming a monopoly. Other elements, too, have many rights in rebellion, in battle, in the building. Indeed, this is the difference between us. We do not deny the rights of others; They are trying to get our rights out of the history of our time. ”
In the last paragraph, Begin refers, albeit not explicitly, to one of the painful events during the War of Independence – the shelling of the ship “Altalena” by IDF forces: “I was told that you are good soldiers, I was happy. But this is nothing but natural. You can be nothing but good soldiers […] I know, because you will not miss your place on any front, even after what happened. You were in the Negev, you stood valiantly against the onslaught of the enemy. ”
The letter was published in the Herut newspaper on September 2, 1948.
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Herut newspaper Menachem Begin Address to the Soldiers and Liberators of the Nation 1948