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Dutch Government Says Envoy to Moscow Will Intercede for Soviet Jews

The Netherlands Government promised today that its Ambassador in Moscow will press Soviet authorities to permit the emigration of Russian Jews to Israel. Premier Pieter DeJong told the Dutch Senate that the matter would be handled by Dr. Gerard Beelaerts Van-Blokland, Holland’s Ambassador to the Soviet Union. The Netherlands has been looking after Israeli interests there since Moscow severed diplomatic relations with Israel during the June, 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Premier DeJong’s promise was welcomed by all members of the Senate except the one Communist Senator.