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Anti-israel Hysteria in Russia Reported Affecting Jews; Many Fear to Appear in Street

Travelers returning from the Soviet Union say Russian Jews fear for their safety because of an atmosphere of anti-Israel hysteria fostered by the official propaganda organs of the Government, the Guardian, a leading British daily newspaper, reported today.

A Soviet press campaign about alleged Israeli atrocities during the war and in the occupation of Arab territory, which subsided for a few days, has been resumed in full force, according to the travelers. Radio propaganda is liberally sprinkled with comments about the wartime “crimes of the Hitler Fascists” in references to Israel. In some parts of the Soviet Union, Jews were reported fearful about venturing into the streets.