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“Palestine Post” Suspended for One Day; Charged with Censorship Infringement

For the first time in the paper’s history the Palestine Post, Israel’s only English-language daily, was suspended by censorship today for one day for an alleged censorship infringement, the nature of which was not disclosed.

The suspension is expected to intensify criticism of the censorship which has been expressed in many quarters in recent months. The censorship is military in nature. Critics charge that the censorship has become political. These charges will be aired in the Israeli Knesset soon in the course of a debate on censorship.

Gershon Agronsky, editor of the Palestine Post, has been appointed head of the government’s information office which will function in the Premier’s office. He will assume his new duties June 1.