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Dutch Parliament Gets Resolution to Intervene for Soviet Jewry

Members of all major factions in the Dutch Parliament today urged Foreign Minister Dr. Josef Luns to make strong representations on “the deplorable situation” of Jews in the Soviet Union when he meets with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Cromyko who is scheduled to visit this country.

Representatives of the Dutch Labor Party introduced in Parliament a resolution, endorsed by both the Liberal and Catholic blocs, requesting Dr. Luns’ intervention with Mr. Gromyko. Dr. Cornelis Berkhower, a member of Parliament representing the Liberal Party, called Dr. Luns’ attention to a resolution adopted last spring by the European Parliament, calling for amelioration of the situation of Soviet Jewry.

Frans Goedhart, a Socialist member of the House, urged that Dr. Luns call Mr. Gromyko’s attention to the possibility of permission by Soviet authorities for the emigration of Russian Jews to Israel. The entire Roman Catholic faction in Parliament also drew Dr. Luns’ attention to a resolution adopted by the European Council, requesting members to intervene with their governments on behalf of Russian Jewry.