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Eban: Efforts to Liberate Soviet Jewry to Continue Until USSR Changes Policies

Foreign Minister Abba Eban said today that the efforts to liberate Soviet Jewry would continue until the USSR changed its policies toward Jews and Israel. Replying to an urgent agenda motion on Soviet Jewry by opposition leader Menachem Beigin of Gahal, Eban said he had hopes for the efficacy of personal intervention with the Kremlin leaders by President Nixon. He said he was confident Nixon would find the appropriate way to raise the problem for discussion with his Moscow hosts, especially as his bid to improve international coexistence has led to an increase in the harassment of Soviet Jews.