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Reagan Pays Homage to Jabotinsky

October 20, 1980
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Ronald Reagan, the Republican Presidential candidate, has sent a letter of greetings to the Jabotinsky Centennial Dinner to be held here Nov. 11, at which Premier Menachem Begin of Israel will be the key note speaker, Mordechai Hacohen, chairman of the U.S. National Jabotinsky Centennial Dinner Committee, announced today.

Reagan’s letter, addressed to John Loeb, Jr., a New York investment banker who will chair the dinner, said:

“Few are the leaders who in their own lifetime have become a legend. Ze’ev Vladimir Jabotinsky to whom you pay tribute was such a leader. He was a soldier, statesman and poet who believed in the sanctity of the individual. He was a visionary who dreamt of a free Israel in its historic homeland, a society based on justice and the spirit of the ancient prophets. I extend to you may very best wishes for the success of this historic event.”

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