JERUSALEM (May. 19)
A five-hour broadcast of Israel’s election results came through loud and clear in the Soviet Union. For the first time in years the Soviet authorities did not jam the Israel Radio. Israel intended the 1 a.m.-6 a.m. short wave transmission yesterday primarily for Soviet Jews but apparently other Russians were intensely interested in the outcome of the voting. The broadcast was also heard in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Israel Radio sources said the BBC and the Voice of America used the broadcast to expand their own reports of the Israeli elections.