Witnesses Testify Against Stavsky and Achimeir at Arlosoroff Hearing
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Witnesses Testify Against Stavsky and Achimeir at Arlosoroff Hearing

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Scratches on the right thumb base of Abraham Stavsky, one of the three Revisionists accused of the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, correspond with the distances between the prickers in the barbed wire fence on the top of the hillock adjoining the scene of the murder, Inspector Schiff of the Palestine police testified today, at the resumption of the hearing in the case against the accused. Zvi Rosenblatt and Aba Achimeir are the other defendants.

Meyer Schlung, student in the Hebrew University, told of a speech made by Achimeir in Haifa, on the occasion of Shavuoth, in which the Revisionist derided the gathering of the juvenile Revisionist Shakmona, student corporation. Achimeir told them that they had no real nationalistic spirit such as animated the German student corporation responsible for the murder of Walter Rathenau, German-Jewish statesman, nor did they have the ardor of the murderers of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, German Communist leaders. He inferred that they were cowards.


Schlung failed to identify Stavsky and Rosenblatt as having been present at the general assembly of the Brith Trumpeldorites, Revisionist youth movement, with Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv groups participating. The conference had been called to discuss measures of retaliation against the Laborites, who allegedly assailed them.

Achimeir refused to interrogate the witness, declaring that the testimony was merely a provocation, because the witness had not brought a verbatim report of the actual speech.


Constable Weisberg testified as to the details of the manufacture of plaster casts from the footprints at the scene of the murder. When cross-examined, he admitted to Stavsky that the footprints could have been made by another pair of shoes of the same size. At an earlier examination, the prosecution had made much of the fact that shoes found in Stavsky’s room were the same as the footprints of those found at the scene of the murder.

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