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South African Board of Deputies Appeal to World Conscience to Intervene on Behalf of 11

The South African Board of Deputies and the country’s Zionist Federation registered shock and anguish over the court decisions in Leningrad. In a Joint statement, they appealed to the conscience of the world to intervene to save the convicted alleged hijackers. At a nationally broadcast Chanukah service in this city’s main synagogue, Chief Rabbi Bernard Kasper denounced the trial and the sentences and said a prayer for Soviet Jewry.