A Day for Strolling

Premier Menachem Begin took a surprise walk in the streets of New York this morning, accompanied by reporters and a heavy Israeli and American security guard. The Premier strolled II blocks down Park Avenue from the Regency Hotel where he is staying. His mission was to find a newspaper, ostensibly to learn of the latest developments about the Camp David summit. Between the newspaper strike and the Labor Day holiday there were not local papers available. However, an out-of-town paper was finally obtained at a newsstand. During his stroll, Begin was recognized by many passersby, some of whom stopped to greet him and express their support. Returning to his hotel, the Premier was greeted by some 15 members of Lev Tzion, supporters of Begin’s West Bank policies, who chanted “Begin, Begin” and carried placards reading “Judaea and Samaria are Jewish.” (By Yitzhak Rabi)

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