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en COHEN secret diary of of Leven ben himself the Jewish Publishing House, Jerusalem) We cannot accept the British turning their backs to escapees from Nazi terror. The Haganah has to protect the settlements from the Arabs. It is imperative that we mobilize. But I meant to mobilize together. Why did the Irgun Zeva'i Le'umi split from the Haganah? You don't say? They're trying to Convince the British to leave the country? Who does that IZL head, Menachem Begin, think he is anyway? He's acting like a prime minister. And another underground organization is claiming they have killed the British minister of state, Lord Moyne, because he was the one responsible for refusing European Jews refuge here. World War II has come to an end. It's an election year and the British Labor Party has Won out. We need more Jews in Palestine, even if they are brought in illegally. Why don't 11 three underground movements join forces, it the Jewish Resistance Movement. We are now at war with the British. The British sure do look exhausted. up, huh? Handing the Palestine Problem over to... what did you call it, the United Nations? And they have decided to Partition... a Jewish State? It's my dream Come true. A Jewish and an Arab state wth eConomic union• But what about Jerusalem? Who gets Jerusalem? An international city? They accepted the plan? November 29. 1947! That date should be marked down in the history books. We wi!l accept the UN decision. What do the British have to say? No cooperation, Iuh. The Arab states are ready for war to prevent the UN plan from being implemented• Well, here Come more Arab attacks• We'd better get Prepared. The underground will have to become a full-fledged army now. Although we are outnumbered, 10 to one, in both soldiers and armament, we must defeat anyone who tries to stop the establishment of our Jewish state• Look, they're leaving, The British troops are leaving. It's really happening. We are going to have a Jewish State. Surely they will ask me to read the Declaration of Independence. After all, it is my dream for a State of Israel for all of these many, many years, l will read it loud for the world to hear at the Tel Aviv museum, l,y, I can hardly wait... Hey, you say they picked someone else? It's not me? It's David ben who? Oh, no!!! But, l'm.., hey, wait for me! CELEBRATING ISRAEL'S 32nd ANNIVERSARY and the ISRAELI-EGYPTIAN PEACE TREATY ROLLINS COLLEGE (in front of the library) Sunday, May 4, 1980 12 noon- 5 pm (to be held in field house in case of inclement weather.) who? Menachem Begin Sends Word On the Occasion D00r,lsJ'ael's 32nd Fr0rn Jerusalem our eternal and indivisible capital, I send to you all heartfelt greetings on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the proclamation of Israel's independence in the land of our forefathers. After the most terrible disaster which befell our people in Europe and the heroic fight in Eretz Israel for national self liberation we lived to see the day, one of the greatest in the annals of our ancient people, when we became a nation amongst nations, free and independent in our own country. Since then we have brought millions of the Jewish people from four corners of the world. We have had to sustain our independence in 5 wars, in which 14,000 of our best men gave their lives and more than 30,000 were wounded. But we did protect and preserve our independence. We set our country free, we reunited Jerusalem, we built up the land and have turned it into green pastures. This year we celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. No doubt this is a turning point in the annals of the two countries and the Middle East. After 31 years of a state of war and five actual wars waged on the battlefield with great sacrifice, sorrow and bereavement, we, Egypt and Israel, declared that we shall never again raise arms against each other and the state of war is terminated. HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News, April 18. 1960, Page 7 II I !ii!iiii!i! In the turmoil that surrounds us in theMiddle East and its periphery, this is the only peaceful corner from the day we normalized our relations with our southern neighbour. Since then we signed many agreements which stem from the peace treaty. We still have problems, indeed we hope to solve them. We will be faithful to all the terms and all the parts of the Camp David Agreement. There may be difficulties ahead but we started this great new chapter in our life, peace. We live by the faith that in generations to come, our people will live in this land, together with their neighbours in equality, in human dignity, in freedom, in independence and in real security. Mazel toy and hag sameach to all of you. MENACHEM BEGIN Prime Minister Live Entertainment * Israeli Marketplace * Refreshments * Israeli Arts and Crafts * Displays and Information * No Admission Charge Sponsored by: The Women's Cabinet of The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and Jewish Students" League of Rollins College i ......... i ..... = , = i I J