Washington (Sep. 7)
Israeli Premier Menachem Begin will meet twice with President Reagan at the White House this week as well as with a host of other Administration officials and members of Congress.
Begin will be welcomed by the President at the White House Wednesday morning followed by a meeting by the two leaders. The President and Mrs. Reagan will host a dinner that night in honor of the visiting Israeli Premier. The two leaders will meet again early Thursday morning.
Begin will actually arrive in Washington tomorrow and will go immediately to Blair House where he will spend the day without any scheduled visits. The Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington plans to hold a demonstration outside Blair House to welcome the Israeli Premier.
After meeting with Reagan Wednesday morning, Begin will go to the State Department for a working lunch with Secretary of State Alexander Haig. Later he is scheduled to have separate meetings with Treasury Secretary Donald Regan and Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.
After he concludes his meeting with Reagan Thursday, Begin is scheduled to meet with Vice President George Bush, have lunch with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, meet with the House Foreign Affairs Committee and meet separately with members of the Senate at the Blair House.
Begin will also hold a press conference Thursday morning and will be guest of honor at a dinner given by Israeli Ambassador Ephraim Evron at the National Portrait Gallery that night.
On Friday morning, Begin will have a breakfast meeting with Haig at Blair House and then has scheduled meetings with Sen. Henry Jackson (D. Wash.); The Rev. Jerry Falwell and other members of the Moral Majority; and Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL-CIO.
Begin leaves for New York Friday afternoon where he will remain until he goes back to Israel Sept. 15. While in New York, he is scheduled to appear on ABC-TV’s “Meet the Press” program Sept. 13