Ex-soviet Diplomat Tells of Red Propaganda in Palestine
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Ex-soviet Diplomat Tells of Red Propaganda in Palestine

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Since last Spring the Third International has increased its subsidy to the Palestine Communist Party and has sent a circular letter urging the Palestine Communists to strengthen their activities among the Jewish and Arab workers and also to increase their opposition to Jewish colonization, declared Gregory Bessedovsky, former official of the Soviet embassy in Paris, to the Paris correspondent of the “Doar Hayom.” He also told the representative of the “Doar Hayom” that large subsidies had been sent to Arab organizations and sheiks. Bessedovsky, whose financial peculations in Paris resulted in his being ousted from the Communist Party, said that the Soviet trade mission to Yemen in 1929, had also dealt with this matter and had distributed tens of thousands of dollars to various sheiks, including those in Transjordania.

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