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Russia Issues Another Book Rapping Zionism, ‘bourgeois Judaism’

March 22, 1966
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A virulently anti-Israel book, published by a Soviet state publishing house, has just appeared in the USSR, it was learned here today. The book charges that “Zionism is the enemy of all nations. ” Entitled “The Construction of Communism and the Destruction of Religious Vestiges, ” the book also asserts that “bourgeois nationalistic movements and specifically Zionism have been developed in close contact with Judaism. Zionism itself is a reactionary and ultra-nationalistic movement established by bourgeois Judaism.”

A new and expanded edition of a Russian translation of Bialik’s poems by Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of the Zionist-Revisionist movement, has been sold in the Soviet Union in a limited number of copies, it was reported here today. The book was published last year by the Association of Soviet Immigrants in Israel. The association plans to publish next year a Russian-language book on the establishment of the State of Israel.

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