WASHINGTON (Oct. 25)
An attack on Israel, charging the Jewish State with following a “var policy” is contained in an article published in the Red Star, official organ of the Soviet Army, according to a report disseminated today from Moscow by Tass, Soviet news agency. The report was also broadcast by the Moscow radio.
The Red Star, a daily newspaper published in Moscow, claims that the official bulletin of the Israel Ministry of Defense recently announced that the Israel Army has been equipped within the last year with new-type tanks, new guns, grenade launchers, and other arms.
“The anti-national policy of the Israeli ruling party, the Mapai, is arousing increasing discontent among broad circles of the population. This policy of militarization and military preparations is directed toward involving the Israeli people in new military adventures,” the Soviet military organ stated.
The article charged that, in conspiracy with “Western reactionary circles,” Israel instructed its United Nations delegation “to support the position of the colonialists in the Algerian issue, and to oppose any anti-colonialist resolution in this matter.” The alleged Israel policy was termed “a source of aggravation of the situation in the Near East” that “increases the military threat in that area.”
In another broadcast, the Moscow radio today attacked Israel’s Premier David Ben-Gurion in connection with the forthcoming national elections in Israel on November 3. The broadcast said that Mr. Ben-Gurion is determined to win in the elections in order to continue “serving the interests of the capitalist world.”