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Soviet Government Orders Liquidation of Palestine Pioneers Organization

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Hechalutz, the Palestine pioneers organization once a powerful factor in training Jewish youth for agricultural work in Palestine, was officially liquidated today by an order of the Soviet Government.

From now on it will be illegal to belong to the Hechalutz organization. All colonies and shops operated by the organization were not disbanded, but will remain as private enterprises.

The reason for the liquidation order was stated to rest on the assertion that the organization was spreading “Zionist anti-Soviet propaganda.” No arrests were made, it was declared here.