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Rabin Under Fire for Lecture

Yitzhak Rabin, who is going to visit Argentina next week as a guest of the Jewish community and who will lecture at a forum of the Argentine armed forces national staff college in Buenos Aires, has come under fire by the youth section of the Labor Party which is demanding that he cancel the lecture.

The youth section claimed that Rabin, by lecturing before the armed forces staff, will legitimize a military dictatorship which has been responsible for the disappearance of thousands of Jews in Argentina. So far, Rabin has refused to cancel his lecture. Following his six-day visit to Argentina, Rabin will go to New Orleans to address the national convention of the Jewish War Veterans. The former Premier is then expected to spend a few days in Washington, where he was Israel’s Ambassador before becoming Premier, prior to returning to Israel.