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Court Denies Sternist Request to Summon Premier Ben Gurion As Witness

A request by the Sternist chief Nathan Friedman Yellin’s attorney that Premier David Ben Gurion and Army Chief of Staff Yaacov Dori be called as witnesses in the trial against him now under way in Acre was turned down last night by the court. The defense had asked that the two Israeli leaders be summoned to testify on the causes which brought about the passage of the anti-terrorist law enacted immediately after the assassination of Count Folks Bernadotte.

In Jerusalem the Israeli Supreme Court today confirmed the legality of a government order declaring that the Stern Group is an illegal terrorist organization. The decision was announced after the Supreme Court had considered an application from the Sternists for an order nisi calling on all members of the Israeli Cabinet to show cause why the order making the Stern Group illegal should not be revoked.