NEW YORK (May. 15)
Democratic Presidential hopeful Walter Mondale met last Thursday with Avital Shcharansky, wife of Soviet Jewish Prisoner of Conscience Anatoly Shcharansky, it was reported by Rabbi Israel Halperin of Tel Aviv who accompanied Mrs. Shcharansky at the meeting in Mondale’s Washington office.
According to Halperin, the plight of Shcharansky and efforts to release him were discussed during the one-hour meeting. Halperin told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Mondale’s aide, David Ifshin, will come to Tel Aviv at the end of the month to further discuss the Shcharansky case with Halperin.