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Communist Newspaper Faces Trial in Israel; Charged with Libelling Premier Ben Gurion

A trial against the Israel Communist newspaper Kol Haam was formally opened here today, but was postponed almost immediately at the request of the district attorney because of the transfer today of the Justice Ministry offices from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The charge is that the newspaper libeled Premier David Ben Gurion in its issue of Oct. 14 last, when it termed an anti-Communist speech by Mr. Ben Gurion “treason against the nation and the working class.”