NEW YORK (Jan. 27)
The Hashomer Hatzair, a section of the Mapam Party of Israel, was in no way involved in the publication of a Bible in Israel which omitted all mention of God, Zvi Lurie, representative of the left-wing party on the Jewish Agency executive, told a press conference here this week-end.
He also revealed that the Hashomer Hatzair has instituted libel suits against Israeli newspapers which published reports that it was responsible for the publication. Mr. Lurie said that the Bible in question was not printed by any publishing house which works for the Hashomer Hatzair. He also accused Chief Rabbi Isser J. Unterman of Tel Aviv, who is currently visiting the United States, of slandering the Hashomer Hatzair by repeating the reports.