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500 in Pilgrimage to Jabotinsky’s Grave on Long Island Cemetery

July 22, 1963
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Over 500 people, members of the Zionist-Revisionist Organization and followers of Zeev Jabotinsky, participated today in a pilgrimage to the grave of the late Zionist-Revisionist leader on the grounds of the Nordau Circle in the New Montefiore Cemetery, Pinelawn, L. I., N.Y. Among the participants were representatives of non-Revisionist organizations, including delegations of the Jewish Legion founded by Jabotinsky in World War I, in which he served as a lieutenant; the Long Island Post of the American Jewish War Veterans; and a representation of the National Council of Young Israel. The Israeli Government was represented by Consul Haim Zohar.

The Veterans’ groups and Betar — the Zionist-Revisionist youth group — assembled with their banners and presented arms at the grave. The ceremony consisted of readings from appropriate portions of the Bible by Zionist-Revisionist leaders, and memorial services. It was concluded by the singing of the Betar hymn and Hatikvah, and the sounding of taps. Earth brought from the graves of martyrs of the Irgun Zvai Leumi in Israel, executed by the British during the underground war, was spread over the graves of Jabotinsky and his wife. This was the 23rd anniversary of the death of Jabotinsky.

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