Jerusalem (Jan. 27)
– A 10-member committee will meet in Madrid Feb. 23 to set a date for the third Brussels Conference on Soviet Jewry, it was announced here today. The proposal to hold a third international gathering was made at a meeting of the Brussels Conference Presidium held within the context of the World Jewish Congress assembly here last week.
The deteriorating situation of Soviet Jews and the drastic cuts in the number of exit visas granted were cited as reasons for reconvening the Brussels Conference. The committee, headed by Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization chairman Leon Dulzin, selected the Feb. 23 date for its meeting in Madrid because it coincides with the opening of the Communist Party convention in Moscow and the resumption of the Madrid conference on compliance with the Helsinki human rights accords.