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Denies Brith Biryonim Guilt in Arlosoroff Case

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Colonel Rice, of the Criminal Investigation Department, read out at the examination of the 14 Revisionists, the extreme right-wing Zionists accused of membership in a terroristic organization and of seditious offenses, a statement by Yeivin, one of the defendants, declaring that the Brith Biryonim, the alleged secret organization, was started in November 1931 with the object of propagating dissatisfaction with land immigration policies and against the census system which resulted in 5,000 census forms having been unsigned and uncounted at the last census.

Yeivin was quoted as stating that he did not believe that Abraham Stavsky, one of the three men held for the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, noted Zionist labor leader, on June 16, was a member of the Brith Biryonim, although Stavsky had removed the swastika banner from the German consulate in Jaffa last May. Yeivin in the statement affirmed his belief that the Brith Biryonim was not connected with the Arlosoroff murder.

Zwi Cohen, counsel for the Biryonim, re-examined three police witnesses today. The hearing will continue on October 3.

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