NEW YORK (Oct. 5)
Five national officers of the American Jewish Congress picketed for an hour today across the street from the Soviet Mission to the United Nations to demonstrate “solidarity” with Soviet Jewry. The protesters, who fasted for the day, convened on the steps of the Park East Synagogue, bearing placards demanding equity for Soviet Jews. They read excerpts from the letters and petitions sent to the United Nations and heads of state by more than 200 Soviet Jews seeking the right to emigrate to Israel. An AJ Congress spokesman said the demonstration was part of the Congress’ continuing campaign to dramatize the Soviet Jewish plight.