Israeli Judge Fines Editors of Communist Paper; Says Kol Haam Libeled Ben Gurion
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Israeli Judge Fines Editors of Communist Paper; Says Kol Haam Libeled Ben Gurion

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A district court here today found the Communist newspaper Kol Haam guilty of libel in depicting Premier David Ben Gurion as a “tool of American imperialism” and a traitor to Israel’s interests.

Judge B. Ginossar declared that the defense had not proved its assertion of Premier Ben Gurion’s treason. He ordered the editors to pay 150 pounds ($420) and to publish his decision and the sentence in three consecutive daily issues of the newspaper.

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