Soviets Continue to Clamp Down on Jewish Emigration

Charlatte Jacobson, chairman of the Soviet Jewry Research Bureau of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, today reported that 186 Jews arrived from the Soviet Union in Vienna with Israeli visas, during July. She noted that “Soviet authorities have decided to allow the Jewish emigration-movement to become a trickle, merely allowing a few to come through gates that are virtually closed. In the meantime, hundreds of thousands of others are dammed behind those gates.”

The Soviet Jewry Research Bureau will continue to closely monitor Jewish emigration from the USSR, Jacobson said. She along with NCSJ’s chairman, Theodore Mann, will discuss the situation at a special meeting of the NCSJ Executive Committee which will evaluate U.S. participation in the Third International Conference on Soviet Jewry in Paris, in October.

PARIS (JTA) Lebanese Socialist Druze leader Walid Jumblart said Monday that the Palestinians have only one choice: an outright massacre or the Camp David option.

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