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Herut Paper to Go on Trial in Israel for “incitement to Revolution”

April 9, 1952
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The Attorney General of Israel today filed suit against the Herut daily newspaper “Herut” and its editor Dr. M. Rubin, charging them with incitement to revolution. The case will be heard in the Tel Aviv District Court.

The specifications filed by the government list the printing of speeches by Menahem Beigin in this city and Jerusalem against the Israeli-West German reparations talks, including threats such as Mr. Beigin’s public statement that “this shame (dealing with the Germans) will not be realized in Israel.”

Meanwhile, Herut sources indicate that the right-wing party will attempt to stage a huge political show in the courtroom. The defense plans to call as its witnesses Premier David Ben Gurion and all other members of the Israel Cabinet. Dr. Rubin will participate in his own defense.

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