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Dulzin Raps Gromyko for Mis-statement

Leon Dulzin, chairman of the World Zionist Executive, charged here that Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko furnished Israel’s Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir with “false information” when the two met in New York last week. Gromyko reportedly told Shamir that all the Jews who had wanted to emigrate had already left the USSR.

In a cable to Shamir, Dulzin pointed out that since 1971, the Soviet authorities received more than 642,000 applications for exit visas by Jews but that only 261,000 were permitted to leave. The rest are still waiting for their visas, while many others are afraid to apply, Dulzin stated.