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Arrested Mapam Leader Reported by Prague “in Best of Health”

January 26, 1953
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The Czechoslovak authorities, replying to a series of questions from the Israel Legation in Prague about the state of health of Mordechai Oren, Israeli citizen and Mapam leader imprisoned in the Czech capital on charges of anti-state activities, have indicated that Mr. Oren is in the best of health, the Israel Foreign Ministry announced here today.

After delaying publication for a week of an article by Dr. Itzhak Gruenbaum. Mapam leader, attacking Moscow, the party’s newspaper Al Hamishmar today printed it without changes, In it. Dr. Gruenbaum warns of danger to the Jews in the U.S.S.R. and says that the only solution for them is immigration to Israel.

Speaking at a Mapai-sponsored mass meeting here, Jonah Kesser. Mapai deputy in the Knesset, charged that there was no difference in important detail between tie extremist and moderate wings of the Mapam Party. The extremists defend the “Prague and Moscow libels” while the other factions of the party refuse-so fight the Communists anyway. He said. He also warned the Israel Communists that the government would not hesitate to use severe measures” against anyone who commit treason.

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