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Israel Concerned That Sirhan Trial May Become Platform for Anti-israel Propaganda

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed a Detroit resident of its concern that the trial of Sirhan B. Sirhan, accused assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, be made “into a platform for anti-Israel propaganda.” Shaul Ramati, of the Ministry’s information department, responded to a letter from Sol. A. Dann, an attorney. Mr. Dann had written the Israel Government in Jerusalem about the forthcoming Sirhan trial in Los Angeles.

Mr. Ramati wrote, “I think we shall have to give the matter quite a lot of thought once the trial starts, as there may well be an attempt to turn it into a platform for anti-Israel propaganda — a platform on which we will not be represented but which will get maximum publicity.”