NEW YORK (Jan. 14)
The Soviet magazine, New Times, has charged that “the Zionist elements” in Solidarity, the Polish trade union movement, were “receiving aid from Mossad,” the Israeli intelligence agency. According to reports from Moscow today, the news magazine accused Mossad of “trying hard to create chaos in Poland.”
It also alleged that Mossad was coordinating its activities in Poland with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). According to New Times, Israel pressed for strong Western measures against Poland to divert attention from its annexation of the Golan Heights and to prevent the return of normalcy in Poland.
The Moscow reports said the Soviet press has quoted Polish newspaper charges that Jews in the Solidarity leadership were involved in a “Zionist conspiracy” to overthrow the Polish government.