The Lehi considered killing Winston Churchill, The Telegraph reported on Monday, citing declassified MI5 files.
Bet-Zuri, a member of the underground group during the time of the
British mandate, reportedly suggested in November 1944 that Lehi, or
Stern Gang, members fly to London to kill the prime minister and force
the British out of Mandatory Palestine, sparking concern in MI5 that
Jewish extremists might try to assassinate foreign secretary Ernest
Bevin, as well.
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