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Jewish Leader Sees No Improvement in Position of Jews in Russia

A “striking improvement” has occurred in Anglo-Israel relations, Barnett Janner, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said at a meeting today of the Board. “We hope and pray that this friendly relationship will continue and grow and will not again give way to attempts to appease the unappeasable,” Mr. Janner said.

Touching upon foreign developments affecting Jews, Mr. Janner said there had been little change in the position of Jews in the USSR. He charged that a group of Russian Jewish tourists who visited Israel had upon their return to Russia presented a “completely distorted picture” of the situation in the Jewish State and had clearly demonstrated that they had been sent “touring” to provide anti-Jewish propaganda.