Seek Exoneration of Accused in Murder of Chaim Arlosoroff
abroad and will shortly go off murder 40 years ago arose
friends were guilty, while 22, joined the army and was of girls.
in the Knesset when Benya-
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the other side was convinced sent to the front. He also be- The Role of the Former
Jewish Agency leaders held min Halevy, of the Gahal
that this was a libel. There came a parachutist.
President Zalman Shazar
held a festive dinner at the faction, demanded a new in-
TEL AVIV — Some tra- were clashes between these Now came the turn of the
An article in Ha'aretz com- King David Hotel in Jeru- vestigation of the crime to
gedies can never be for- two camps in the streets of fourth son, Shlomo, 20. He plains about the heartless salem for the former presi- remove the pall of suspicion
gotten. One such case is the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. joined the army as a para- behavior towards Israel's dent. David Ben-Gurion at- from three members of the
murder of Chaim Arlosoroff Some prominent Jews, in- chutist.
former President Zalman tended, as well as the general rightist Zionist-Revisionist
The four brothers jumped Shazar. The paper wrote that secretary of the Jewish movement who were accused
eluding Chief Rabbi Abra-
40 years ago.
of murdering the Labor Zion-
During a memorial service ham Kook, Zionist leader together — Ben-Zion and Naf- after the inauguration cere- Agency, Moshe Rivlin.
1st leader but were eventually
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at Tel Aviv cemetery for Moshe Smilanski and the tali as reservists and Moshe mony of the new president,
the late Herut leader, Aba journalist Benzion Kook, led and Sholomo as regular sol- Professor Ephraim Kazir, in Eban Against Reviving
Haim Zadok, speaking for
Achimeir, there was a dra- an open campaign for the diers. A short time ago the the Knesset, the former pres- Arlosoroff Hearings
JERUSALEM (JTA)—For- the Labor Party, rejected a
four brothers thought of an ident left his former home
matic m omen t. Israel's liberation of the accused.
The Jerusalem District original birthday present for unaccompanied except for eign Minister Abba Eban new inquiry. He said there
former ambassador to Tur-
their father. They decided to
said there was no justifica- was no reason for one be-
key, Tuvia Arazi, declared Court sentenced Abraham ask the military authorities his family, that his car took
tion in reopening the Arlosor- cause of the acquittals.
that he had definite proof
for permission to jump to- where nobody awaited him off murder investigation al-
Halevy said that even
that the three Jews,, includ- Zvi Rosenblatt not guilty. The
re- gether in front of their fath- except the hotel's manager. though the affair might be though the accused were ac-
ing Achimeir, who were ac- death sentence was later
er. The authorities agreed.
Alone and lonesome he en- reviewed in the context of quitted for lack of evidence,
cused of murdering Chaim vised by the High Court of
the left-wing continued to
tered the hotel room, where history.
Arlosoroff in 1933, were in
Eban said there was his- charge them with the murder
fact innocent. Arazi referred leased after 13 months in the Parachutists, Brig. Eman- again no one visited him.
I had the honor of meeting torical value in reviewing the of Chaim Arlosoroff who
to a document written by his prison. He left for the U.S. uel Shaked, was host to the
and after World War II was father and his four sons the former president and case. He said one question •headed the Jewish Agencv'c
late brother, Yehuda Arazi,
heard from him that he was that might be raised was why political department wher
who had been a senior police active smuggling arms to after the jump.
Eretz Israel for I.Z.L. and
not as lonesome as the news- internal conflict among rival was slain in 1933.
officer in 1933 and later a
One of the accused, Zvi Ro-
Lechi. After the establish- two years, the fifth brother paper had stated. On the political groups reached such
said he is consider-
will also join the Parachu-
In his document, Yehuda
arms on boardthe tists. Maybe the sixth child friends visited him as well some groups described Dr. ing suing Histadrut Secretary
Arazi confirmed the version heavy
Chaim Weizmann as Fla- General Yitzhak Ben Aharon
of the story that Arabs had SS Atalena, and was killed will become a girl parachu- as senior government offi- vius's brother and the Jew- for libel for saying in a Da-
when Hagana blew up the tist. But in the meantime, cials. He is already busy with
murdered Arlosoroff on Fri-
oat off the Tel Aviv coast- the religious establishment at his literary and scientific ish Agency as the Jewish var interview recently that
day, June 16, 1933. on Tel boat
of fate which this daughter is study- work. He had agreed to visit Wakf (the Moslem institute). he was not convinced of the
It was an irony
Aviv beach, and not Jews,
A dispute over the Arlosor- innocence of the accused.
at ing, is against the enlistment some Jewish communities
at a meeting of the Bnai
from a place on the beach at
Brith in Tel Aviv. It had
been a dark evening; Arloso- which Arlosoroff was mur-
roff and his wife went for dered some years earlier.
a walk along a deserted Yehuda Arazi, the Jewish
stretch of the beach, when police officer, said he had
Ezekiel's career as a pro-
The Israel Philatelic Marc Chagall; multicolor prophetess.
Jeremiah (IL .65 value) phet spanned 22 years, all
two shots were fired causing only believed in Stawsky's Agency in America an- Photolithography by E. Lew-
severe injury to Arlosoroff, guilt for 48 hours. After that,
was active for some 40 years, in exile. Until the destruc-
nounces that on Aug. 21 Is- in-Epstein, Ltd.
who later died at Tel Aviv's he had become convinced of rael will issue six stamps Biblical Prophets on Israel's beginning in the late seventh tion of the First Temple in
Hadassah Hospital. his innocence. His view was
century, a time of prosperity, 586, they dealt with Jeru-
Arlosoroff was only 34 that the British authorities showing the remaining win- Three Festival Stamps
his dire warnings went salem's fate; thereafter, with
dows that Chagall completed
Also on Aug. 21 the Israel
years old when he died. The were interested in forging for the chapel of Hadassah Philatelic Agency reports, unheeded. He lived to see the return, rebuilding, restora-
death- of this popular Zionist testimony and changing facts Hospital in Jerusalem. The Israel will issue another fall of Judah to Babylon in tion. His famous parable of
leader, who had been the in order to prove that Ar-
first six were issued on significant set: its annual 5B6 BC, surviving to pro- the Valley of the Dry Bones
director of the political de- losoroff had been murdered March 26. All are IL $1 Festivals set, with the Proph- phesie its fall in turn (as (scattered Judah and Israel)
partment of the Jewish by Jews. As a protest, he
ets Isaiah, Jeremiah a n d well as Moab, Edom and concludes with a vision of the
Agency, stirred the entire handed in his resignation to values.
Egypt itself) and Jerusalem river of life flowing from the
population of Eretz Israel. the police. After his resigna-
The six newly - issued Ezekiel, residents of the rebuilt with Judah and Is- reestablished Temple, which
He was murdered after re- tion, a senior British police starrsns portray the windows
rael back in their homeland. he described in great and ex-
turning from an important officer warned him that if for the tribes of Dan, Gad, eighth century, B.C., to the Still, his reputation is that plicit detail. Ezekiel appears
political mission to Europe. he were to reveal any details Asher, Naphtali, Joseph and
Isaiah (IL .18 value), was of a doom-sayer, somehow on the IL 1.10 value.
The designer is P. Grebu.
Arlosoroff was a partisan about the investigation, he Benjamin. They were the the first chronologically, a appealing to the modern
children of Rachel, Zilpah
Multicolor photogravure by
of Dr. Chaim Weizmann's would be severly punished.
Arazi revealed that he had and Bilhar; while the first
moderate attitude towards
wife was considered a miah" Symphony).
the British mandatory re- met with labor leaders and sixborn were all the child-
gime. He was often sharply had tried to convince them ren of Leah, Jacob's first
criticized even by Revision- that the accused Jews were wife, and the subjects of the
ists for his attitude. A few not guilty, and that Arloso- first six windows in the
years later, when his diary roff had been murdered by series.
was published posthumously, two Arabs, who were walk-
Dan, Bilhar's eldest son,
it became clear that Arloso- ing on the beach and who has a window predominantly
roff had been of the opinion
blue, with the text from
that the British authorities roff's wife.
Genesis (49:16) foretelling
would not keep the promises
his role as a judge of Israel,
to the Jewish people made
and a central double candel-
in the Balfour Declaration. brother Tuvia says that the abrum (for the scales of
He prophesied that the day time had come to fulfill his justice?). Zilpah's son Gad
would come when the Zionist late brother's legacy of tell-
was a warrior; his window
movement would have to ac- ing the truth about the false
is dark green and peopled by
tively fight the British re-
three Jews who had nothing vaguely-shaped horrors of
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gime in Eretz Israel.
war and red streaks. For
Immediately after the to do with * this : crime.
Asher (in Hebrew: "con-
tubes of israel )ere" •nV
murder, rumors began to
tribes of israel )onty .urn
tribes of israel )giv' ,u)vi
circulate that Revisionists
had committed the crime Brothers Jump Together
[Owe ,151.1-)roxe, noon
The ranks of the Israeli ful window, multicolored with
°Owl. aoto -)roxv rhino
and deep hatreds broke out
0')r/IV apla -)roxt, union
chagall windows hadassah Jerusalem
chagail windows hadassah Jeor,oeiii
chagall windows hadassah Jerusalem
among Jews all over the parachutists were increased doves of peace and olive
world. The Revisionists de- by the addition of four broth- branches, foliage and con-
nied any responsibility for ers. Veterans showed keen tainers of olive oil, for his
the crime. After the funeral, interest watching them jump, traditional tribal lands in-
cluded the rich olive groves
a member of Betar, Abra- one after the other.
ham Stawsky, was arrested
on a charge of murdering casion was the father of the
Naphtali was Dan's full
Dr. Arlosoroff. Soon after, four. It was his birthday brother, remembered as the
another Betar member, Zvi present. At the end of the runner who brought the good
Rosenblatt, was arrested and Second World War, Eliezer news of Joseph's survival:
later the editor of the Re- Rosenfeld was a lonely and accordingly, a crouching deer
visionist newspaper, the broken man. His wife and is prominent in the yellow
People's Front, which had children and most of his fam- window. For the window re-
been active in criticizing Dr. ily were killed by the Nazis. presenting Joseph, there is a
Arlosoroff's political line, He decided to leave for Eretz position of honor in the syna-
was also arrested. Israel, where he married gogue, above the Holy Ark
The arrest of these three again and became the father and opposite the entrance.
Jews led to a storm of pro- of seven children.
The remaining window is
The oldest son, Ben-Zion,
tests but many believed in
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their guilt. Among them was 25, attended Kfar Haroe Ye- Benjamin's, baby of the fam-
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David Ben-Gurion, who was shiva of Rabbi Neria. He ily, whose birth cost Rachel
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then in Poland and who ac- became a parachutist in the her life. A rainbow-hued win-
tribes of israel ),ov"uiv
tribes of Israel )XLEP
cused the Revisionists open- Israeli Army. His brother
ly in one of his speeches. Naftali, 23, followed in his of the Lord" (according to
BENJAMIN-1 1 1P)1
JOSEP H• 9011
The Jewish population, footsteps. Both served in the Moses's blessing, D e u t.
nvo' mom-Ulm ninon
O')eur aotd -)roxet noon
chagall windows hadassah. Jerusalem
both in and out of Palestine, front lines in the War of At- 33:12), filled with a galaxy
chagall windows hadassah Jerusalem
chagall windows hadassah lerusa:ern
of planets, flowering trees,
was divided into two camps: trition.
Later, the third son, Moshe, golden Jerusalem itself.
one believed Stawsky and his
The design is credited to
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
By MOSHE RON
Jewish News Special
New Israeli Stamps: Chagall Windows, Bible Prophets
43 Friday, July 20, 1973