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  • Expert on Soviet Policy Says the USSR is Violating Helsinki Accords

    A leading expert on Soviet policy accused the Soviet government of “systematically violating” the humanitarian provisions of the Helsinki Accords. Testifying last week before the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Dr. William Korey, director of international research for B’nai B’rith, said the Helsinki pact obligates its signatories–including the Soviet Union–to “expedite in… More ▸

  • Peres in Stockholm to Attend Palme’s Funeral Meets with World Leaders

    Premier Shimon Peres returned Sunday from a 48-hour visit to Stockholm where he attended the funeral of assassinated Swedish Premier Olof Palme and met with world leaders who also attended the funeral ceremonies. Peres briefed the Cabinet on his meetings with Western officials and, according to a statement issued after the Cabinet session, talked with… More ▸

  • The Importance of the Helsinki Process

    The importance of the Helsinki process for pressing the Soviet Union on human rights was stressed Thursday by officials from the two major American organizations working for the rights of Soviet Jewry. Jerry Goodman, executive director of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, and Mark Epstein, executive director of the Union of Councils for Soviet… More ▸

  • 12 People Wounded in Bomb Attack on Two Jewish Establishments in Copenhagen

    A dozen people were slightly wounded when two bombs exploded Sunday evening, Rosh Hashanah eve, in Copenhagen outside a kosher food store and a travel agency specializing in trips to Israel. Throughout the rest of Western Europe, Jews celebrated Rosh Hashanah without any major incidents. Denmark’s Chief Rabbi, Bent Melchior, said he did not have… More ▸

  • Sweden’s Prime Minister Expresses ‘deep Regret’ over Unauthorized Sale of Czarist Anti-semitic Forge

    Sweden’s Prime Minister Olaf Palme has expressed “deep regret” to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith for the unautharized sale of copies of the notorious Czarist anti-Semitic forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, at a government-sponsored Islamic exhibit at the Stockholm Historical Museum early this month. In a letter responding to a protest… More ▸

  • The Sound of Klezmer Music Marks 10th Anniversary of Helsinki Accords

    When four members of the well-known Boston Klezmer group, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, went to the Soviet Union last May, the highlight of their visit was meeting and playing with the Phantom Orchestra, a group of Jewish and non-Jewish refuseniks in Tblisi, the capital of Georgia. Because of this meeting, Merryl Goldberg, Rosalie Gerut, Hankus… More ▸

  • Synagogue and Airline Office in Copenhagen Hit by Terrorist Bombs

    Two separate bomb blasts, within minutes of each other, rocked a synagogue and an American airline office in Copenhagen. At least 17 people were reported to have been injured, four seriously, at the Northwest Orient Airline office. No one was reported injured at the synagogue, but five people were injured at an adjacent Jewish old… More ▸