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Begin Meets U.S. Envoy

Premier-designate Menachem Begin met with U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis at Begin’s home today. It was announced afterwards that Begin will visit the United States during the second half of July to meet with President Carter.

Ambassador Lewis described today’s meeting as most amicable. Begin said he discussed very serious matters with the American envoy but would not disclose their nature. It was learned that details of his visit to the U.S. and meeting with Carter were among the matters discussed.

Lewis, who took up his post in Israel a month ago, will return to Washington later this week to report on events here and on Begin’s forthcoming visit. He met yesterday with Foreign Minister-designate Moshe Dayan at the latter’s home. The two had met briefly earlier this month during the visit of Sen. Richard Stone (D. Fla).

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