Soviet Treatment of Jews Discussed with British Minister in London

Sir Barnett Janner, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, discussed yesterday with Minister of State Peter Thomas at the Foreign Office the situation of the Jews in the Soviet Union. Sir Barnett will discuss the same matter with R.A. Butler, the Foreign Secretary, at a later date.

A detailed report on his talks with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and other Soviet leaders during his recent visit to Moscow was presented today by Guy Mollet, former French Premier and general secretary of the French Socialist Party, at a meeting here of the bureau of the Socialist International. Mr. Mollet reported earlier in Paris that Khrushchev avoided any commitment with regard to the Jewish question.

In a message thanking the International for its greeting on the occasion of his becoming Prime Minister of Israel, Premier Levi Eshkol said that the support of the world democratic labor movement will be for him a source of great inspiration in the fulfillment of the difficult task he has undertaken. The meeting unanimously agreed to send a cable of congratulations to former Premier David Ben-Gurion on the occasion of his 77th birthday.

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