NEW YORK (Feb. 5)
The opening of a new “intensified” campaign on behalf of Soviet Jewry in the face of growing “Soviet propaganda” in the American media, was announced here today by the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry.
Addressing a press conference at the GNYCSJ’s headquarters, Eugene Gold, chairman of the Conference and Brooklyn District Attorney, noted that the Soviet Union has been engaged recently in a massive propaganda campaign, concealing and “falsifying” facts about the persecution of Jews in the USSR. He said the Soviet campaign is a result of the Second World Conference on Soviet Jewry in Brussels next week, the shaky state of detente and internal economic problems in the USSR.
“We are going to continue the struggle for Soviet Jews, no matter what happens,” Gold declared. Malcolm Hoenlein, executive director of GNYCSJ, said that more than 100.000 people are expected to attend the Solidarity Day rally on behalf of Soviet Jewry on May 2 in New York.