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  • Action on Soviet Jewry

    The American Jewish community’s efforts to mount an intensive public campaign in behalf of Soviet Jewry this year, when Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev visits the United States, were discussed at meetings in Detroit on Sunday and Hartford on Monday. They were part of a series of regional conferences on Soviet Jewry and Summit II sponsored… More ▸

  • Herzog: ‘israel Has No Conflict with the USSR and No Hatred Toward It’

    President Chaim Herzog opened a two-month intensive campaign on behalf of Soviet Jewry here Monday by declaring that “The State of Israel has no conflict with the USSR and no hatred toward it.” He conceded, however, Israel’s disappointment that the new Soviet government headed by Mikhail Gorbachev, which came to power last year has not… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines German and Jewish Leaders Confer on Soviet Minority Rights

    West German and Jewish scholars and leaders joined forces to call for an end to Soviet violation of the basic human rights of Soviet Jews and Germans. The occasion was a Conference on The Condition of Minorities in the Soviet Union under International Law, held in Bonn, March 19-21, cosponsored by the American Jewish Committee… More ▸

  • Rabbis Arrested at Peaceful Demonstration for Soviet Jewry

    Representatives of the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox rabbinical bodies were among 21 rabbis and lay leaders from across the country arrested Thursday in a peaceful demonstration for Soviet Jewry. The protest, which is the most recent in a nearly year-old series of arrest rallies outside the Soviet Embassy here, appeared to mark a new phase… More ▸

  • Shcharansky Says He is Tired but Ot Herwise Feels’ Quite Well’

    Anatoly Shcharansky says he is feeling “quite well.” The 38-year-old aliya activist who spent nine years in the Soviet Gulag told reporters here Monday that reports that his health deteriorated since he arrived in Israel February II are untrue. “According to the newspapers I am in very bad health. But the truth is that I… More ▸