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Soviets Put End to Jamming of Israel Radio Broadcasts

The Soviet Union has stopped jamming radio broadcasts from Israel.

Israel Radio confirmed these facts in a telephone interview Thursday morning with longtime refusenik Yuli Kosharovsky, who has been denied an exit visa since 1971 because he had knowledge of “state secrets.”

Kosharovsky was asked to tune in his radio to the Israeli broadcasting band. The Jerusalem broadcast was heard loud and clear in the Soviet capital, with no interference.

The Soviets also reportedly have ceased jamming broadcasts from the United States and Western Europe. Britsh Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was credited with having influenced Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, with whom she has good relations.