NEW YORK (Jan. 7)
A system to monitor non-compliance by the Soviet Union with the emigration provisions of the Jackson Amendment was adopted by the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry at its national convention held In Hempstead, N.Y. last weekend. “Despite the Soviet denial that an understanding was reached,” Mrs. Inez Weismann, the group’s president told the delegates, “we intend to monitor non-compliance based on the letters of agreement between Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Sen. Henry Jackson.”
The monitoring procedure is based on a network of international connections which will directly feed facts and data on non-compliance to Jackson and President. Ford. Each of the 18 local councils across the United States will be responsible as a “watchdog” for a particular Soviet city or region and will keep a constant vigil on Soviet emigration practices, Mrs. Weismann reported.