On Thursday, January 22nd, party leader Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz kicked off the Ichud Leumi English language campaign wih a talk in the Mishkan Tzipora Synagogue in the Gush Etzion town of Efrat.
Ketzaleh spoke about the need to continue the work that he started in building up the country since the 1967 Six-Day War. He reminded his audience that even though things may seem dark now, it is important to remember how far we have come in so short a time. In a period when our political leaders can make such statements as "We are tired of fighting; we are tired of being courageous; we are tired of winning; we are tired of defeating our enemies." (Ehud Olmert at the Israel Policy Forum in June 2005), it is refreshing to hear a message of hope and accomplishment once again. The Ichud Leumi is truly standing strong for a return to Zionism.