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Moscow Comments on Jewish Emigration from Rumania; Cites Rumanian Data

A Moscow broadcast, quoting an article in the Soviet newspaper Trud, organ of the labor unions, today criticized reports that about 250,000 Jews from Rumania will reach Israel “within the next two or three years.” The articles stressed that “according to the 1956 census in Rumania, there are only 146, 264 Jews there.”

The article especially attacked the Israel Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion. It said that the Israel Prime Minister “is pleased when anti-Semitism prevails somewhere, for it provokes emigration to Israel.”

An attack on Israel has also appeared in Lvovskaya Pravda, Communist daily newspaper published in Lvov, the Soviet part of Galicia. The article said “bourgeois-nationalist propaganda” is being spread in Jewish communities in the Lvov district “with the help of reactionary circles in Israel.”