JERUSALEM (Sep. 7)
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Executives, expressed his deep grief at the death of Sen. Henry Jackson (D. Wash.) in a cable to Helen Jackson, the widow of the late solon, Jackson’s death last Thursday at the age of 71 “is an irretrievable loss, ” Dulzin said.
“He will sorely be missed as a courageous fighter for human rights and an indefatigable defender of the rights of Soviet Jews to leave the Soviet Union in order to go to their historic homeland and rejoin their families in Israel. He was a friend in need in the United States Senate, and we knew that we could always count on him.
“On behalf of the Presidium of the World Conference on Soviet Jewry, on behalf of the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency Executives, and on behalf of 180,000 Soviet Jews living in Israel whose emigration was made possible in no small way thanks to Senator Jackson’s untiring efforts, I wish to extend to you and your family our deep sympathy. Senator Jackson and his bold action on behalf of freedom and liberty will always be an inspiration. “