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Czechs to Put Arrested Israeli on Trial for “violating Security”

Mordecai Oren, Israeli Mapam leader arrested in Prague on suspicion of violating Czechoslovak national security, will be brought to trial, the Tel Aviv newspaper Yedioth Achronoth reported last night on the basis of a telephone interview with the Czechoslovak Foreign Ministry.

The newspaper also reported that the Israeli Consul would not be permitted to interview Oren in Jail. It was stated that a Mapam leader would leave Israel shortly for Eastern Europe to attempt to obtain Mr. Oren’s release.

The executive of the Israeli Journalists Association today adopted a recommendation urging the Association to disaffiliate itself from the International Press Association which has its headquarters in Prague. The recommendation was made in view of the fact that the International Press Association has adopted a pro-Communist line.

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