Israel Premier David Ben Gurion was called a “traitor who has harnessed Israel to the imperialist chariot” by Laurentziu Bercovici, a local leader of the Jewish Democratic Committee of Rumania. Mr. Bercovici was speaking at a meeting here sponsored by the Committee and presided over by Prof. Barbu Lazareanu, its president.
In a similar attack on Mr. Ben Gurion in Unirea, the organ of the Committee, Berou Feldmann, secretary-general of the organization and a member of the Rumanian parliament, referred to the “latest anti-labor measures adopted by the Ben Gurion Government, which turn the state of Israel into a base of attack against the Soviet Union and the Peoples’ Democracies.” In order to stress this position, the writer continued, “the right-wing Socialists of Israel have walked out of the Organization for Strengthening Friendship with the U.S.S.R.”
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