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Soviet Anti-Semitism

  • Shifter Urges Ending ‘fin Gerpointing’ over Holocaust, Aiding Soviet Jewry

    Richard Sifter, a newly appointed United States deputy representative to the United Nations, has urged Jews to stop “fingerpointing” on what American Jewry did or did not do during the Holocaust and concentrate their efforts on helping Soviet Jewry. “I for one believe that rather than spend time now to second guess what could or… More ▸

  • Dulzin Criticizes Bronfman for Proposing That the U.S. Repeal the Jackson/vanik Amendment

    Leon Dulzin has sharply criticized World Jewish Congress president Edgar Bronfman for proposing that the U.S. repeal the Jackson/Vanik amendment to the 1974 Foreign Trade Act as a gesture toward the Soviet Union that might induce it to ease restrictions on Jewish emigration. Dulzin, chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization Executives, called… More ▸

  • U.S. Denounces Soviet Book As ‘viciously Anti-semitic’, Calls It Officially Sanctioned

    The State Department sharply denounced as a “viciously anti-Semitic work” a recently published book in the Soviet Union which attempts to eliminate any distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. “Such anti-Semitic propaganda under the guise of anti-Zionism or any other cover is absolutely unacceptable,” Department deputy spokesman Alan Romberg said. He added that the United States… More ▸

  • Two Jewish Groups Call 1982 a Disaster for Soviet Jewry

    Two Jewish organizations, the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry (GNYCSJ) and the National Conference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ), called 1982 a disaster for Soviet Jewry. Figures released by the two groups showed that the number of Jews allowed to emigrate from the USSR this year-was 2,670, the lowest since the two agencies started… More ▸

  • Bush: U.S. Efforts to Broaden Its Influence Among Arab States is Not an Anti-israel Policy

    Vice President George Bush declared today that the Reagon Administration’s efforts to broaden American influence among the Arab states and encourage moderate regimes was not "an anti-Israel policy." "On the contrary, it’s enormously advantageous to Israel," Bush told the more than 1,500 young Jewish leaders from across the country attending the third annual United Jewish… More ▸

  • Hearings on Soviet Anti-semitism Commemorate Babi Yar Massacre

    Hearings to increase public awareness of officially-condoned anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union were held on Capitol Hill last week. The hearings, which took place Oct. 6, were designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the massacre of more than 33,000 Jews by the Nazis at Babi Yar near Kiev in the Ukraine. The special hearings… More ▸