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Soviet Jews Ask for Israeli Citizenship

Hundreds of Soviet Jews have openly expressed the wish to become Israeli citizens, former Prisoner of Zion Yosef Mendelovich told President Chaim Herzog today.

Mendelovich presented Herzog with his new book, describing his experience in the Soviet prison.

Mendelovich said some 600 aliya activist have openly asked the Israeli authorities to grant them Israeli citizenship. Mendelovich suggested that this should be used in the campaign to free Soviet Jewry by recruiting the help of world public opinion.