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Zionists Released in Rumania; Communist Jewish Group Liquidated

Several Zionist leaders arrested in Rumania several years ago have been released; it was reported here from Rumania. The same sources stated that the Communist-controlled Jewish Democratic Committee of Rumania has been liquidated.

Israeli authorities, alert to the possibility that Moscow’s exoneration of the 15 physicians may bring a change of attitude in the other Communist countries of Europe, are hopeful that those countries, particularly Rumania, will permit their Jews to immigrate to Israel. The Israelis are also interested in the possibilities that Czechoslovakia may release Mordecai Oren and Shimon Orenstein, two Israeli citizens arrested and implicated in the Slansky affair.