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End of Arlosoroff Hearing Delayed by Defense Demand; Rosenblatt Alibi Supported

The intention of the prosecution to close the Arlosoroff murder examination today was opposed by the defense lawyer, Mr. Kaiserman, who demanded that the prosecution produce in court, before the conclusion of the hearing, all the written testimony taken by the police and also examine three more witnesses.

Zvi Rosenblatt, Aba Achimeir and Abraham Stavsky, members of an extreme Revisionist group, right wing Zionists, are under arrest charged with the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, noted Zionist labor leader, on June 16.

The investigation was adjourned until November 1 and is then expected to last for three days. Following the conclusion of the examination, the examining magistrate must decide whether or not the three accused are to be committed for trial for murder.

One of the witnesses in today’s proceedings, a young man named Portnoi, supported the alibi offered at previous sessions by Rosenblatt. Portnoi declared that Rosenblatt had spent the night of the murder at Kfar Saba and only learned of the murder at eight o’clock on Saturday morning, the day after the crime.

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