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Two Israeli Extremists Charged with Inciting Anti-government Revolt

Dr. Israel Sheib-Yarme, one-time theoretician of the Stern Group, and Reuben Grinberg another former member of the underground movement, were charged today with inciting revolt against the government and state of Israel.

In a formal arraignment in Magistrate’s Court here, prosecutor Haim Cohen charged the defendants with “continuing, practicing and commanding” tasks in the underground organization since 1948, when all underground groups were prohibited in the wake of the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator.

One of the specific charges by the government deals with the publication of a pamphlet by Dr. Sheib, quoting an article by Mr. Grinberg, which warned readers that the Israel Government had revived the practice of “ritual blood libel” following the assassination of Dr. Israel Kastner, one-time leader of Hungarian Jewry and official of the Israel Government. The pamphlet said the government, referred to as the “enemy within, ” might plant evidence against its political enemies.

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