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Soviet Anti-Semitism

  • Hundreds of Soviet Jews Gather in Moscow to Form Jewish Congress

    Several hundred Jews from all over the Soviet Union convened in Moscow on Monday for a historic conference aimed at establishing the first congress of Soviet Jewish communities and organizations. An estimated 700 Jews, representing 175 Soviet Jewish organizations from 75 Soviet cities, gathered at the Central Cinema, Moscow’s equivalent of Radio City Music Hall,… More ▸

  • New Reports of Soviet Anti-semitism Show Glasnost Can Be Bad for Jews

    Despite the Kremlin’s growing tolerance of Jewish cultural and religious life, reports of disturbing anti-Semitic incidents are still coming out of the Soviet Union. Last month, a 30-year-old Hebrew teacher from the Soviet republic of Moldavia was beaten by three men and told to stop his Jewish activities, the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews… More ▸

  • Bush Adopts Policy Paper Urging Expanded Strategic Ties with Israel

    Vice President George Bush, preparing for the Republican National Convention and the election race against Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis, accepted Thursday a “Middle East Position Paper” prepared by his 27-member Middle East advisory committee. The most remarkable aspect of the paper is its detailed recommendations on how to increase U.S.-Israeli strategic cooperation, pro-Israel analysts said… More ▸

  • Congressional Delegation Meets with Soviets on Jewish Rights

    Eight members of Congress met with officials at the Soviet Embassy Tuesday to stress that Congress will not allow the issue of Soviet Jewry “to be swept under the rug” at the upcoming summit in Moscow. “We want to make sure the Soviets understand that human rights and Soviet Jewry should be a component of… More ▸

  • Phones to 4 Moscow Sites of Seminars out of Order Monday

    Soviet Jewry activists in the U.S. were unable to complete prearranged telephone calls to four Moscow apartments Monday in connection with seminars held by Jewish refuseniks to commemorate International Children’s Day. Moscow operators told the callers that the lines were “out of order.” They later told American operators, “don’t even bother to place those calls,”… More ▸

  • Arizona Lawmakers Join Protest of Aba Accord with Soviet Lawyers

    Two Arizona lawmakers have joined the ongoing battle against a 1985 agreement between the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Association of Soviet Lawyers (ASL). Pauline Yearwood of the Greater Phoenix Jewish News reported that Sen. Dennis DeConcini (D.) and Rep. Jon Kyl (R.) said they opposed the agreement because it symbolized acceptance of Soviet… More ▸

  • Symposium Stresses Vitriolic Soviet Campaign Against Jews, Judaism, Israel

    An array of anti-Jewish propaganda, including “satirical” cartoons equating Zionists with Nazis to a feature length “documentary” portraying Jews who wish to leave the Soviet Union for Israel as “traitors,” was presented yesterday at an all day symposium on Soviet anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. The symposium, co-sponsored by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ) and… More ▸

  • Soviet Union’s Treatment of Jews Compared to S. Africa’s Apartheid

    The Soviet Union’s treatment of Jews was likened to South Africa’s apartheid policies by the head of the United States delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Ambassador Richard Schifter, at a meeting of the committee here Friday. Referring to the Commission’s earlier discussion of “the phenomenon of discrimination and deprivation of rights on… More ▸

  • Focus on Issues Democratic and Republican Positions

    The following is a comparison of the Democratic and Republican platforms adopted at their respective national conventions: MIDDLE EAST DEMOCRATS: The Democratic Party believes that the security of Israel and the pursuit of peace in the Middle East are fundamental priorities for American foreign policy. Israel remains more than a trusted friend, a steady ally… More ▸