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  3/20/2013, Nisan 9, 5773

Over 1,000 Journalists at Begin Center in Jerusalem


Menachem Begin may not have imagined the almost 1,000 journalists passing through a center named in his honor while he was on the run from the British police. The former head of the Irgun Jewish underground movement in the 1940s rose to become Prime Minister of Israel in the 1970s. Today his legacy lives on with the Menachem Begin Heritage Center which overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem near the city's southside. For the next several days it will be the home base for the Government Press Office and the almost 1,00 visiting journalists from around the world. The media personnel are in Israel for the visit of United States President Barack Obama in his first official visit to the country as president. Herzl Makov the head of the Begin Center spoke to Arutz Sheva news on site about the museum's temporary conversion into a media hub. He said it was the right place to host the guests and stated that the facilities would be open 24 hours a day for the duration of the presidential visit. Special press kits, wifi and live TV broadcasts will be available at the facilities.