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  • 100-hour Vigil Begins; 2500 Stage Rally; Rabbi Kahane, Ii Others Arrested

    Eleven persons were arrested and five were injured in mid-Manhattan last night when Jewish demonstrators tried to break through police barricades to reach the Soviet United Nations Mission to protest the trial and sentencing of Jews in Leningrad. Three of the injured were policemen and two were demonstrators. One youth reportedly required 14 stitches. Among… More ▸

  • Leningrad Court President Says Proceedings Are Against Hijackers Not Jews

    The Israel Communist Party (Rakah) newspaper, Kol Ha’am, published an interview today with N.A. Yermakov, president of the three-man court in Leningrad currently trying nine Jews and two non-Jewish for allegedly plotting to hijack a Soviet airliner last June. Yermakov, defending the trial, maintained that the accused were not being tried because of their religion… More ▸

  • Report Soviet Jew Who Sought Permission to Emigrate to Go on Trial

    Another Jew who applied for permission to emigrate to Israel will go on trial in Leningrad tomorrow morning, according to a report received here today by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He was identified as Igor Borisovich Borisov, 42, who allegedly has been under arrest for several months. The report coming out of Leningrad but not… More ▸

  • Report Confirms New Trial Scheduled; Four Jews Arrested Reported Released

    The opening of a second trial of Jews in Russia at the end of this month, reported by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency last week, was confirmed today in a London Telegraph dispatch from its Moscow correspondent, Frank Taylor. He reported that according to informants the second trial will open Dec. 29 when “a number of… More ▸

  • Israeli Relatives of Accused Soviet Jews Informed More Than One Trial Now Underway

    Israeli relatives of accused Soviet Jews have received information by telephone over the week-end Indicating that more than one trial is underway in the Soviet Union involving Jews accused of hijack attempts and other offenses. According to a telephone call from Riga last night 23-year-old Bosis Maftsir, a photographer, was sentenced to five years imprisonment… More ▸

  • Report Three More Trials Scheduled Soon in Leningrad, Kishinev, Riga

    Three more trials involving Russian Jews charged with a variety of offenses will open in several Soviet cities shortly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today from reliable sources. A new trial is expected to begin at the end of this month or early January in Leningrad where 11 persons, at least seven of them Jews,… More ▸

  • Knesset Suspends All Business to Discuss Plight of Soviet Jews and Trial

    The Knesset suspended all business today for a special session to discuss the plight of Soviet Jews and the immediate crisis of those who went on trial in Leningrad yesterday. By acclamation, the chamber adopted a resolution urging Soviet authorities to release all of the defendants and to permit Russian Jews who so wish, to… More ▸