Mitterrand to Inaugurate Exhibition of Illustrations for Dayan’s Book

President Francois Mitterrand is scheduled tomorrow to inaugurate an exhibition of drawings and etchings illustrating the late Moshe Dayan’s book on the battle of Massada, which has been posthumously published in France.

It is the first time in recent years that a French President personally will inaugurate such an event. French officials say it is in keeping with Mitterrand’s commitment to Israel and his former personal relations with Israel’s military here. The etchings are by modern artist Raymond Moretti and the 300 copies of the book will be sold for prices up to $28,000 per copy.

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