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  • Issue of Soviet Jewry at Helsinki Review Confab in Madrid

    Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits, Britain’s Chief Rabbi, flew to Madrid today to take up the issue of Soviet Jewry with delegates to the conference on European Security and Cooper- ation. He will be joining other European Chief Rabbis who are taking part in a prolonged lobby of the conference which is reviewing the observance of the… More ▸

  • Wallenberg Case to Be Discussed at Helsinki Accords Parley in Madrid

    The case of missing Swedish war hero Raoul Wallenberg will be raised for the second time in open sessions of the European Conference on Cooperation and Security at Madrid this week. It has already been referred to briefly at the conference by Swedish Foreign Minister Ola Ullsten. In a brief introductory speech, Ullsten named Wallenberg,… More ▸

  • Canadian Government Urged to Take Strong Stand at Madrid on Soviet Violations of Helsinki Final Act

    Avitol Shcharansky, wife of the imprisoned Soviet Jewish activist, Anatoly Shcharansky, and McGill low professor Irwin Cotler, legal counsel for Shcharansky, urged the Canadian government to “take a strong stand at Madrid and hold the Soviet Union to account for its violations of the Helsinki Final Act. In what a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter described… More ▸

  • U.S. Helsinki Review Co-chairman Says Soviet Jewry on Madrid Agenda

    Max Kampelman, the co-chairman of the Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe, has promised that Soviet Jewry will be on the American delegation’s agenda at the Madrid Conference in November where the Helsinki Accords will be reviewed. Kampelman, a Washington attorney who was recently appointed to his post by President Carter, told a regional… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Finnish Gov’t Urged to Spurn Iraqi Demand to Blacklist Israel

    Members of parliament, the press and leaders of Finland’s tiny Jewish community have called on the government for a firm. negative response to Iraq’s recent demand for information to facilitate the blacklisting of Finnish companies doing business with israel. The demands were contained in a “strictly confidential” letter from the Iraqi Ambassador. Gen, Saleh Mehdi… More ▸

  • U.S. to Press for Further Implementation of Helsinki Act

    A key U.S. State Department official announced that the Administration will press for further implementation of the security provisions of the Helsinki Final Act when the signatories meet in Madrid in November, 1980. Matthew Nimetz, U.S. State Department Counselor, in a luncheon address before the Leadership Conference of the National Interreligious Task Force on Soviet… More ▸

  • Goldberg Says USSR Has Not Lived Up to Its Commitment to Helsinki Act

    Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg who headed the American delegation at the Belgrade conference to review the Helsinki Final Act, charged last night that the ideals to which the Soviet Union has committed itself in the Final Act are far from realization. He said this was evidenced by the fact that Jews in the USSR are… More ▸

  • U.S. Delegation at Helsinki Review Confab Urged to Act on Jewish Issue

    Sen. Claiborne Pell (D. RI), co-chairman of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and Sen. Edward Brooke (R. Mass.) are urging the U.S. delegation to the Helsinki review conference in Belgrade to take specific actions on human rights including the treatment of Jews. Pell circulated a statement they made to the Senate… More ▸