Jewish extremist proposed killing Churchill: MI5 records reveal 1944 plot by Stern Group

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A Jewish extremist who murdered a British government minister during the Second World War also proposed assassinating Winston Churchill, MI5 records show.

Eliyahu Bet-Zuri suggested sending agents of the Stern Gang, a Zionist paramilitary group devoted to forcing the British out of Palestine, to London to kill the then-prime minister.

Bet-Zuri was hanged in 1945 for murdering Lord Moyne, the UK's minister resident in the Middle East and a close friend of Churchill, in Cairo in November 1944.

MI5 was deeply concerned that Jewish terrorists might try to assassinate other leading British politicians, in particular the post-war foreign secretary Ernest Bevin, files released by the National Archives reveal....

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