In an article published in Herut on December 1, 1961, Menachem Begin related an experience he had several years earlier on a visit to that country when he encountered the policy of apartheid.
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Begin relates how he was amazed to discover that Blacks were not being allowed into the lecture room where he was scheduled to speak. One, a doctor, asked Begin to intervene (was the other Nelson Mandela?).
Begin attempted but to no avail. It was explained to him that not only would the Blacks be arrested if the police caught them in a mixed audience but that the owners of the hall would be punished as well.
Begin notes that the sppech he gave that evening was probably the worst he ever delivered in that his spirt was strongly affected by the reality of injustice over which he had, at that moment, no control.