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Soviet Army Paper Assails ‘fifth Columns’ of ‘zionist Sympathizers’

August 19, 1968
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The Soviet army newspaper, Red Star, made a new attack today on Jews, warning the peoples of Communist countries against “fifth columns” of Zionist sympathizers and branding the World Zionist Organization as a “corporation for ideological saboteurs,” according to reports received here. The article equated Zionism with “imperialism and Nazism.” Red Star also denounced Judaism itself, saying “the religious morality of Judaism Isolates religious Jews from other nations and justifies any crimes against the Gentiles.”

The army newspaper also asserted that Zionism had been “an insidious reactionary anti-Communist movement since its organization in 1897.” Zionism was termed “an imperialist corporation dedicated to dirty deals of the big Jewish bourgeoisie with the monopolies of the United States, Britain and France at the expense of the Middle Eastern peoples.”

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