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  • Sir Alec Raises Soviet Jewry Issue with Gromyko at Helsinki

    British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home told Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko of widespread British concern about the treatment of Soviet Jews at a meeting at the Soviet Embassy, a spokesman for the British delegation to the European Security Conference said. Gromyko listened carefully to Sir Alec’s remarks but did not respond positively on the… More ▸

  • Israeli Diplomat’s Visit to Finland Not Aimed at Making Contacts with Russians

    Ehud Avriel, a veteran Israeli diplomat, has reportedly gone to Helsinki, Finland, as an observer at the second round of the European Security Conference, it was learned today. There was no official confirmation of Avriel’s trip, and Foreign Ministry sources said the diplomat was being considered for an assignment in Europe but “no decision has… More ▸

  • Protest Soviet Trials Police Evict Jdl Members from Finnish Embassy in Tel Aviv

    Some 30 members of the militant Jewish Defense League were forcibly evicted by the police from the Finnish Embassy today after they invaded the Embassy offices demanding a halt to all Russian trials against Jews. Police had to drag out the activists after all attempts by Embassy officials to persuade them to leave quietly failed,… More ▸

  • Katz Appointment As Envoy to Finland Seen As Further Effort at Contact Between Israel, the Soviet UN

    Reliable reports that Katriel Katz, Israel’s last Ambassador to Moscow, is to be appointed Ambassador to Finland has been tied in by observers here to the persistent rumors in recent months of unofficial diplomatic and semi-diplomatic contacts between Israel and the USSR. The Helsinki post assumes significance because of its geographical proximity to the Soviet… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Accorded Enthusiastic Welcome During Helsinki Visit

    Finland’s Jewish community, which numbers only 1,300, gave Premier Golda Meir of Israel an enthusiastic welcome when she visited Helsinki last week, according to S. Levenberg, British representative of the Jewish Agency and chairman of the World Jewish Congress’ international affairs commission. Levenberg was in the Finnish capital as a Labor Zionist delegate to the… More ▸

  • Finnish Embassy Refuses to Serve As Middleman for Anti-soviet Petitions

    The Finnish Embassy here, which has represented Soviet interests in Israel since the Six-Day War, has decided to stop serving as a middleman for anti-Soviet petitions. The Embassy refused to accept a petition last Thursday signed by students, asking for the release of 39 Jews in Russian prisons on charges of Zionist activity. A spokesman… More ▸

  • Finland’s Foreign Minister Calls for Peace Based on United Nations Charter

    Foreign Minister Ahti Karjalainen of Finland appealed today for a solution in the Middle East based on respect for the integrity and sovereignty of all the states in the area, and on the United Nations Charter. Addressing a luncheon he tendered in honor of Foreign Minister Abba S. Eban of Israel, the Finnish statesman urged… More ▸

  • Finnish Mission School in Jerusalem Intervenes for Yeshiva Students

    Officials of the Finnish Mission school in Jerusalem asked police today to drop charges against nine yeshiva students who were arrested in the stoning of the school on January 3. The students were held on charges of going on an anti-missionary rampage, along with 50 others, smashed windows in the Finnish school and in the… More ▸

  • Israel Apologizes to Finland for Attack on Missionary School

    The Cabinet yesterday expressed regret over the attack on a Finnish missionary school by irresponsible elements during last week’s anti-mission demonstrations. Seven yeshiva students were arrested in connection with the incident. The Cabinet instructed Israel’s Ambassador in Helsinki to convey to the Finnish Government Israel’s apologies over the occurrence. Foreign Minister Golda Meir, meanwhile, received… More ▸