Jerusalem (Jun. 12)
Seven leaders of the Zionist Revisionist movement in Palestine, including Aba Achimeier, recently acquitted of complicity in the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, and Dr. H. Yeiven, Revisionist editor, went on trial today in Jaffa District Court accused of advocating and encouraging the overthrow of the Palestine government by force and violence.
The trial, coming as it does on the heels of the Arlosoroff murder trial, which attracted world-wide attention and resulted in the conviction of Abraham Stavsky, a Revisionist, is exciting tremendous interest throughout the country and is serving to keep the Jewish population, aroused by the Arlosoroff case, at a fever pitch.
TERMED TROUBLE MAKERS
The seven defendants are also charged with organization of an alleged association, the Brith Biryonom, which allegedly aimed to excite disaffection with the Mandatory Power and the Palestine government.
Formal charges against the defendants accuse them of organizing the Brith Biryonim “to incite the inhabitants of Palestine to attempt to procure alteration of the lawful Palestine government and administration by acts of violence and terror.
“To raise discontent among the inhabitants of Palestine, and
“To promote hostility between different sections of the population.”
The Brith Biryonim according to the prosecution was organized in November 1931 as a secret terroristic organization. Twenty-three Revisionists were arrested throughout Palestine in wide raids conducted by the Palestine police last July on charges of belonging to the organization. Most of them subsequently were freed.
The trial is expected to last at least three days.