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House Gets Two Resolutions for Action on Soviet Treatment of Jews

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Two resolutions for action against Soviet anti-Semitism were introduced in the House today by Rep. Seymour Halpern, New York Republican, who charged that the State Department was apparently unwilling to see action taken to relieve pressures on Soviet Jewry.

One resolution would condemn Soviet anti-Semitism outright, while the other would advocate continuing American efforts to secure through the United Nations a world condemnation of anti Semitism in treaty form. Rep. Halpern said that the Soviet Government now follows a deliberate policy to stamp out Jewish religion and culture.

He said that the United States should act in accordance with its professed devotion to human dignity. He voiced regret that the intercession of the State Department undermined the Ribicoff resolution against Soviet anti-Semitism last year in the Senate. The Halpera resolutions were referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for study and consideration.

A resolution calling on the Administration to suspend all further aid to Egypt was introduced in the House today by Rep. Leonard Farbstein. New York Democrat, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Rep. Farbstein said that such action was indicated because of Nasser’s “derisive attacks” on the United States and the anti-American policies of Egypt in the Congo.

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