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Mapam Settlement Delegates Defend Member Arrested in Prague

Members of the Mapam– leftwing Socialist– collective settlement movement last night rejected the possibility that Mordechai Oren, Israeli Mapam leader arrested in Czechoslovakia for “anti-state activities,” had committed any act aimed at injuring Czechoslovakia.

In a resolution adopted at the concluding session of Hakibbutz Haartzi conference, the delegates noted that Oren was “mission” from the parley. The resolution added that he might have made “mistakes” during his stay in Czechoslovakia, “but it is impossible to suggest that he did it with aims against the Czechoslovak Republic.” The resolution expressed the hope that Oren would be “with us soon again.”