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Glenn Richter

  • Soviet Jewry Activists Split on Shamir’s Position on Soviet Jewish ‘drop-outs’

    Two major Soviet Jewry activist groups have told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that they do not support Israeli Premier Yitzhak Shamir’s request that the United States stop granting refugee status to Soviet Jews, which allows them to come directly to the United States instead of Israel. Shamir stated throughout his recent visit to the United… More ▸

  • Special Report Soviets’ New Written Emigration Code

    The Soviet Union’s codification of emigration procedures this month was criticized as a “smokescreen” by some Soviet Jewry movement leaders contacted by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Others, however, saw some positive development in the new regulations. The regulations, to take effect January 1, define acceptable conditions for emigration and temporary travel, differing significantly from the… More ▸

  • Special Interview Dark Memories of Vienna

    For Rabbi Avraham (Avi) Weiss and Sister Rose Thering, their trip to Vienna to protest the inauguration of Kurt Waldheim as Austrian President was a nasty confrontation with undisguised anti-Semitism and, for them, an underscoring of what they perceived were their reasons for the trip. Among the memories they brought back with them are vile… More ▸

  • Charges Dismissed Against 24 Persons

    New York Criminal Court Justice Richard Lowe dismissed “disorderly conduct” charges today against 24 persons arrested November 19 for staging a sit-in on the street in front of the Soviet Mission to the UN here. The sit-in, to protest on behalf of Prisoners of Conscience and refuseniks in the USSR, coincided with the hour of… More ▸