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World Mapam Conference Asks Moscow to Alter Stand Toward Jews

A call to the Soviet Union to alter its attitude toward the Soviet Jews was voiced here today by Meir Yaari, Israeli Mapam leader, at the opening session of a world Mapam conference. Mr. Yaari also called upon the Czechoslovak Government to release Mordecai Oren; Israeli Mapam leader, who was implicated in the Slansky “treason” trials and sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment.

The release of Mordecai Oren has been delayed by Mr. Oren’s demand that he be completely vindicated of all charges, it was stated in reports reaching here from East European missions. Mr. Oren is said to have been offered a pardon, but to have rejected it. Mean-while, Mapam leaders here last night boycotted a reception tendered by the Czechoslovak Charge d’Affaires to celebrate Czech Liberation Day.

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