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Noted Palestine Attorney Will Defend Moyne Assassins; Trial Opens Tomorrow

Asher Levitsky, noted Palestine attorney, is leaving here today for Cairo to join the defense staff of Ephraim Ben-Zuri and Eliahu Khakim, the two Jewish terrorists who go on trial Wednesday for the assassination of Lord Moyne last November 6. Levitsky defended Abraham Rachlin one of the defendants in the arms trial of Sept. 1943 which marked the beginning of the present British drive against arms bearing by Jews.

Meanwhile, it was announced today that the General Officer Commanding in Palestine has confirmed the verdict of the military court which convicted 23-year-old Abraham Eisenberg of illegal possession of arms, but has reduced his sentence from ten years imprisonment to five years “with special treatment.” At his trial, Eisenberg, who is not a member of any terrorist organization, denied ownership of the arms.

Mordechai Korngold, 17-year-old member of the Revisionist orthodox youth organization, who was kidnapped from his home here last week, returned last night. He reported that he was blindfolded and taken by ear from the place where he had been held captive to an isolated spot about 12 miles from Tel Aviv where he was released and given fare to get him back to Jerusalem.

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