Senator Seeks More Vigorous Stand by U.S. on Soviet Anti-semitism

Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, whose request that America’s Moscow Ambassador be recalled for two weeks to Washington to report on Soviet anti-Semitism was turned down by the State Department, asserted today he will continue to urge such an official step by the United States Government.

Commenting on the State Department’s rejection of his proposal, on the grounds that recall of Ambassador from Moscow for this purpose could do more harm than good to the Soviet Jews, Mr. Dodd stated: “I intend to continue to urge that the Department of State take vigorous action to express its indignation and the indignation of the American people over the state-directed program against the helpless Jewish minority in the Soviet Union.”

Pointing out that indignation against the treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union has been expressed in the U.S. Congress, Sen. Dodd said today: “I believe that the temporary recall of our Ambassador for the express purpose of reporting on the persecution of the Soviet-Jewish community would have been one of the most effective measures open to us for underscoring American indignation over this cruel revival of Hitlerite persecution.”

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