Fast for Soviet Jews

A round-the-clock ten-day hunger strike will be started opposite the Soviet Embassy here June 17 and will continue until President Nixon’s departure for Moscow for his third Soviet-American summit conference at which the Soviet Jewry issue is expected to be discussed. The Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry which is sponsoring the demonstration, said it will be held in connection with a hunger strike during the same period by the brothers Isai and Gregory Goldstein of Tiblisi in Soviet Georgia on behalf of Soviet Jewry.

Moshe Brodetsy, the committee’s head, said groups in Stockholm, Aachen, Paris. Amsterdam, Liverpool, Manchester and London will conduct similar demonstrations and that organizations in other European cities and in Latin America are being contacted to join. The Washington Committee is working with the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry in arranging the demonstrations. In Washington, Jews will be asked to contribute one 24-hour period of fasting and participate in the demonstration at the site while in their personal fasting period.

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