World: The Premier Faints

Intent on the Eichmann trial, Israelis were suddenly staggered and dismayed by the discovery of a spy in their midst. Dr. Israel Baer, 49, a hero of the war of independence, was arrested on the charge of passing secret state documents to the Soviet Union.

Baer was Premier David Ben-Gurion's friend. A lean intellectual with protruding teeth and crew-cut hair, Baer was so close an associate that he was allowed to read Ben-Gurion's private diaries, was told three days in advance of Israel's intention to start the successful 1956 Sinai campaign. Austrian-born, Baer fought as a battalion commander on the Loyalist side...

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