Ncsj to Focus on U.S. USSR Trade

Richard Maass, who was today reelected chairman of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry at a meeting of the group’s Board of Governors, said that “the success of the Jewish community’s work during the past year is measurable, not only in the continued flow of emigration from the Soviet Union but in the increased sensitivity to the problems of Soviet Jews.”

In regard to activities of the NCSJ at this time, Maass noted that while the NCSJ is opposed to boycott “at this time,” efforts during the coming months will focus “on the potential which increased trade with the Soviet Union offers. Both American and Soviet business officials will be notified that for the millions of Jews and non-Jews who view with alarm and distaste the policies of the Soviet Union towards its Jewish citizens detente, both economic and cultural must not obscure human rights.”

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