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Jackson: Russia Using Jews As Pawns in Mideast Politics

Senatory Henry M. Jackson (D., Wash.) said today the Soviet Union is using its Jewish citizens as “pawns” in a “dangerous and duplicitous game.” In a statement made available to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Jackson said the Russian Middle East policy is “one of the most cynical and exploitative chapters in a long history of self-serving manipulation.” Jackson added that “the off-again, on-again flow of Jewish refugees to Israel seems to be timed by the Kremlin to signal the Arab states that they must not deviate from the Moscow line in dealing with the West.”