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  • Committee on Soviet Jewish Emigration Review Not Completed. Not Ready to Make Statement

    Max Fisher, chairman of the Interorganizational Committee on Soviet Jewish Emigration, said in a statement released Friday: “The study of Soviet Jewish emigration practices undertaken by our Inter-organizational Committee is still under way. Our Committee is not yet ready, therefore, to make any statement and will not be for some time.” The Committee, which was… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Foreign Minister Alfonso Garcia Robles affirmed that there is no “tension” in relations between Mexico and Israel. More ▸

  • State Dep’t Mum on Kissinger-dobrynin Talk on Soviet Jewry

    Soviet Jewry was discussed at a breakfast meeting Friday at the State Department between Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin. The State Department, however, refused to give any details. Department spokesman Robert Funseth said the meeting took place at Kissinger’s invitation to discuss “a broad range” of subjects. Asked whether… More ▸

  • Rabin: Israel Prepared to Go to Geneva to Negotiate Peace Accord

    Premier Yitzhak Rabin told 3000 delegates to the United Jewish Appeal “This Year In Jerusalem” convention here last night that Israel was prepared to go to Geneva to negotiate a full peace settlement with the Arabs or even a limited agreement to end the state of belligerency but that it would never accept an imposed… More ▸

  • Appeal by 40 Soviet Jewish Activists

    More than 40 Jewish activists released a statement in Moscow appealing “to all those who support the struggle of the Soviet Jews for free emigration to Israel” to take action to foil the latest attempt by Soviet authorities to discredit and destroy the Jewish emigration movement. The statement was received here and released in translation… More ▸

  • Pound Devalued Again; Now Stands at Il 8,56 to American Dollar

    Israelis woke up this morning to learn that their Pound has been devalued by another 1.9 percent and that the prices of essential commodities, fuel and public transportation will increase by an average of 20 percent later this week. Fiscal authorities said the two economic moves were not related. The latest depreciation of the Pound,… More ▸

  • Some 2000 Soviet Jewish Immigrants Aided by Nyana in 9 Months of 1976

    Close to 2000 Soviet Jewish immigrants were received by NYANA, the New York Association for New Americans, during the first nine months of 1976, it was reported by Dr. Herbert Bernstein, executive director of the agency. “The third quarter of the year saw the heaviest concentration of new arrivals in the entire history of NYANA.”… More ▸

  • Film on Immigrants Receives First Prize at Film, Television Festival

    “Orchestra.” a film dealing with the creation of the Beersheba Soviet Jewish immigrants orchestra, won the Gold Medal at the end of the week-long first World Jewish Film and Television Festival which ended here last night. The film was directed by Eli Cohen and produced by the Ministry of Absorption. The Silver Medal was awarded… More ▸