JERUSALEM (Aug. 3)
Anatoly ( Natan ) Shcharansky says his family will be allowed to leave the Soviet Union in three weeks.
In an interview Sunday to Israel Radio, Shcharansky said he had spoken by telephone to his mother, Ida Milgrom, and she, her voice choked with tears, had told him she was being allowed to join him in Israel together with his brother, Leonid, and his family.
He said he believed the permits had been issued as a result of pressure in the West And, reacting to the reports of imminent consular talks between the USSR and Israel Shcharansky warned against hasty establishment of such ties. He urged that any ties be made conditional on easing emigration restrictions.
Israel Radio’s Washington correspondent reported Sunday, however, that White House sources did not expect Milgrom and her other son to be allowed out in the near future. The correspondent said these sources expected the Soviets to use the issue as leverage in connection with upcoming U.S.-U.S.S.R.talks.