POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Russia's Stowaways

Ever on the alert, Stalin's Communist sentries spotted a new enemy outside the walls of Russia—the baby state of Israel.

Israel and the Zionists, says the current Red line, are serving Anglo-U.S. "imperialist warmongers." To Manhattan's Communist Yiddish-language daily, Freiheit, once a strident champion of Israel, fell the painful task of announcing the party-line shift in the U.S.

A Dutiful Echo. After recanting its "Jewish bourgeois nationalist" stand on Zionism, Freiheit declared last week that the recent Israel-Transjordan armistice was merely a U.S.-British plot. "The British power has returned to Palestine," wrote...

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