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Youths Gathering 250,000 Signatures on Petition Asking UN to Intervene for Soviet Jews

The Upstate Council of Youth For Soviet Jewry has initiated a petition campaign demanding that the United Nations intervene for Russian Jews seeking to leave for Israel. According to Bracha King, a spokesman for the group, the goal of 250,000 signatures is expected to be met by the end of the summer, and will be presented to the U.N. Human Rights Commission on November 7th, the anniversary of the Russian Revolution. All petitions to the United Nations are officially acknowledged, and complaints on violations of human rights are circulated among the member states. The petition is headed “Let Them Out. We demand free emigration for all Jews who wish to leave the U.S.S.R.”