Formation of Czech Jewish Legion to Fight in Israel As Voluntary Force is Stopped
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Formation of Czech Jewish Legion to Fight in Israel As Voluntary Force is Stopped

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American newspapers today carried dispatches from Prague quoting Jewish sources in Czechoslovakia as saying that the formation of a Czech Jewish Legion to fight in Palestine had been stopped. According to these sauces, the Israeli Government had refused to accept the Czech unit a voluntary force. Premier David Bon Gurion was reported to have insisted that all volunteers come to Israel as Jews and not as members of a special legion.

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