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Nudel Heart Attack Report Discounted

Ida Nudel has not suffered a heart attack, as far as her close family have been able to ascertain from reliable sources. This despite a report by the Al Tidom Association of New York which released a report over the weekend to the effect that the Jewish Prisoner of Conscience who is exiled in Siberia had been stricken by a heart attack recently.

According to a close family friend, Nudel’s sister, llano Friedman, who lives in Holon, spoke with aliya activists in Moscow by phone over the weekend and was assured that the heart attack report was unfounded. Another friend, Genya Intrator of Toronto, also spoke with Moscow by phone yesterday and she, too, was told that Nudel was not critically ill as the report made out.

(In New York, Rabbi David Goldstein of Al Tidom told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, which carried the report, that he based his Information on what he termed reliable sources. He said according to those sources Nudel had suffered a heart attack the weekend of Oct. 20. He insisted that this source had not been wrong in providing Al Tidom with reports in the past.)

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