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Anti-begin Campaign Mounted

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The pro-Arab lobby here is mounting a campaign of character assassination against Menachem Begin to coincide with the Israeli Premier’s scheduled visit here next week. Its climax will be a public meeting in the Central Hall, Westminster, on Nov. 21 to be addressed by Christopher Mayhew and Sir Anthony Nutting. The theme of the meeting, organized by the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding (CAABU), is being billed as “A Homeland for the Palestinians–Britain’s Message to Begin.” However, the flavor of the meeting can be gauged from a pamphlet which CAABU is circulating to politicians and the media. Entitled “Who is Menachem Begin?” it dwells heavily on his role as commander of the Irgun Zvai Leumi.

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