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British Magazine Questions Authenticity of Police Version of “korff Affair”

Serious doubts are cast on the authenticity of the official accounts of the alleged plot of Rabbi Baruch Korff, head of the American Political Action Committee on Palestine, to leaflet bomb London in the current issue of the popular British weekly News Review.

The magazine asserts that there are many holes to be plugged in the Scotland Yard-approved version of the “plot” before it can appear convincing. It asks why the Sternists should entrust the key role in “so desperate an enterprise” to a stranger–Reginald Gilbert, the American pilot who gave the story away to the police. Holding forth the possibility that Gilbert may have been an unwitting tool of an anti-Semitic organization, the News Review also questions Gilbert’s going to the Paris Herald-Tribune and the British police with the story of the “plot” rather than to the French police or the American Embassy.

“All this would have been good theatrical stuff but for the grim fact that millions of British people believed every syllable of the original story of the Jewish plot to bomb London,” the publication concludes.

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