Rabbi Rosen Says Rumanian Government Has Not. Curtailed Emigration of Jews

Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen of Rumania said today that there was no truth to a report in the London Observer last Sunday that the Rumanian, government had curtailed. emigration by Rumanian Jews to Israel. Rabbi Rosen, who is chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Rumania told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here that “The Observer report is untrue. There was no change whatsoever In the policy of the Rumanian government regarding emigration to Israel. Those who want to go to Israel are at liberty to do so. I left Rumania only on Sunday afternoon, which means after the Observer story had been published, and I know of no change.”

Rabbi Rosen is enroute to the United States for a speaking tour on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal. Last month, President Nicolae Ceausescu. Of Rumania, meeting with a Jewish delegation In New York, said that Jews In his country who wish to emigrate would continue to have their applications for exit visas granted though he expressed hope that the 50-60,000 Jews in Rumania would elect to remain. (See JTA Daily News Bulletin Dec. 10.)

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