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The national executive committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) announced support of the Jewish Agency’s plan to reduce the number of Soviet Jewish dropouts by refusing to aid any Soviet Jews who decide to settle in countries other than Israel unless they have first degree relatives in the other countries. The CJC said it adopted this position because there is a steady decline in the number of Soviet Jews who immigrate to Israel and the further curtailment of the number of exit visas the Soviet Union will grant as a result of this.

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