New York (Oct. 31)
The Jews of Riga are turning Soviet propaganda to their own advantage. The government-run television there has been running and rerunning an anti-Israeli film called “Poison Days,” and at every airing the telephones in Jewish homes start ringing. The Jews, according to sources here, are calling to advise each other to be sure to watch–not to avoid or to protest–the film. The reason: The views of Israeli scenery, Israeli diplomats and Israeli soldiers rekindle the Riga Jews’ desire to live in their ancestral homeland.