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League for Free Palestine Hits Council for Judaism Request to Investigate Beigin

The American League for a Free Palestine, which is now in the process of liquidation, released a statement last night taking issue with the Washington chapter of the American Council for Judaism which asked Attorney General Tom Clark to institute a federal inquiry into the presence in this country of Menahem Beigin, former commander of the Irgun Zvai Leumi.

“We comfier it thoroughly impudent that people whose record has been one of anti-Zionism, if not anti-Semitism, should concern themselves so intimately with the reception given by Americans to an Israeli statement, Harry Louis Selden, executive director of the League, declared. “Mr. Beigin came to this country at the invitation of prominent Americans, not ignorant of his record but thoroughly familiar with it.”