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Black Panthers Going to Europe

Israeli Black Panther leaders Charlie Bitton, Danny Saeel and Eli Abigezer left for Italy and a conference there organized by an extra-parliamentary Marxist study group. “We are not going to speak about foreign policy and security problems,” Bitton told newsmen “because we have no position on them. We are just going to talk about the problems of discrimination towards Oriental Jewry and poverty in Israel.” He added that he and his colleagues were looking forward to meeting American and British Black Panthers because “we identify with them.” although the groups are related only in name. After the conference, the Israeli Panthers plan to visit sympathizers in France and Germany and perhaps raise money.

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