Moscow (Jul. 19)
The accusation that Russian Zionists are guilty of carrying on espionage in the Soviet Union in favor of Great Britain, was hurled by the Moscow Yiddish Communist daily, “Emes,” with the apparent purpose of counteracting the recent sharp protests voiced by Zionist bodies in the United States and in various European countries against the persecution and exile of a number of Russian Zionists.
In a lengthy article which appeared today in the organ of the Jewish section of the Communist party, the charge is made in general, derogatory terms. No facts or evidence are cited in corroboration. The paper states that “the Zionist Organization has established an excellent police and spy apparatus in Palestine, led by Britain. The Zionists have likewise carried their espionage system into Russia, where a number of Zionists have succeeded in finding employment in different Soviet institutions, and often even in the institutions of the Communist party, loyally serving their British masters, with information.
“The Zionist campaign against Soviet Russia has always been consonant with the British anti-Soviet aggressive plans. The Zionist organizations are practically branches of the British Foreign Office for espionage and diplomatic swindle,” the “Emes” asserts.
The Communist daily further expresses its view that “the Zionist movement serves in Palestine as a surrogate for the British occupation army, helpnig the British to maintain control over the Arab population and giving England the opportunity to decrease its military forces in Palestine. The British maintain in Palestine, 800 soldiers, while France, not having Zionists, must maintain in Syria, an occupation army of 150,000 soldiers.”