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Zionists-revisionists Insist on Jabotinsky’s Reburial in Israel

July 23, 1962
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A sharp protest was issued here today by the United Zionists-Revisionists of America against the Israeli Government’s refusal to permit the reburial in Israel of the remains of the late Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of the Zionist Revisionist movement. The statement was issued in connection with a call for a pilgrimage on July 29 to Mr. Jabotinsky’s grave.

“The refusal of the Ben-Gurion Government to carry out Jabotinsky’s testament is motivated by partisan politics,” the statement declared. “His old antagonists cannot forget or forgive the vindication of his policies. They are still smarting under the memories of his admonitions and warnings, which they adamantly rejected, and the subsequent tragedies which befell our people.”

Mr. Jabotinsky, who died in New York in 1941, was buried at the New Montefiore Hospital, in suburban Long Island. He had requested that his remains be transferred to Israel by a Jewish Government which he predicted would be formed there.

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