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Soviet Anti-Semitism

  • Pell Urges UN to Consider Treatment of Soviet Jews; Condemns Soviet Anti-semitism

    Sen. Claiborne Pell, Democrat of Rhode Island, urged today that the United Nations consider the question of the treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union. “Our common conscience still bears the scars of our silence in the 1930s,” declared Pell, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “History must not record that in the… More ▸

  • Soviet Emigre Says 300,000 Russian Jews Seeking to Leave for Israel

    Dr. Esther Aisenstadt, who gave up her professional career in Moscow to immigrate to Israel last November, said here yesterday that at least 300,000 Soviet Jews were seeking to leave for Israel despite threats of arrest or loss of employment. The Kremlin, she said at a press conference arranged by B’nai B’rith, “never expected so… More ▸

  • State Dept. Warns Against Disruption of Soviet Show in Nyc Tonight

    The State Department said today that, having consulted with the Lindsay Administration in New York City, it would take “all possible measures” to prevent disruption of the performances of the Siberian Dancers and Singers of Omsk, who begin a 12-show run at New York’s Carnegie Hall tomorrow night. In a voluntary verbal statement to newsmen,… More ▸

  • Heath Pledges to Raise Soviet Jewish Issue During Visit to Moscow

    Prime Minister Edward Heath promised today that he would take up the question of Soviet Jews when he visits Moscow some time in the future at the invitation of the Soviet Government. The date of his visit has not been fixed. The Prime Minister made his promise in the House of Commons. He had been… More ▸

  • Two Calif, Groups Protest ‘establishment’ Blasts at Jewish Defense League

    The Southern California Council for Soviet Jews and the California Students for Soviet Jews, which have engaged in self-described “friendly and reasonable” protests against Soviet anti-Semitism, asserted today that “Mindless violence is deplorable and to be avoided. but selective discriminating force is sometimes necessary.” Si Frumkin, chairman of the SCCSJ, and Zev Yaroslavsky, head of… More ▸

  • Wjcongress Challenges Vergelis’ Statement on Soviet Jewry

    The World Jewish Congress has challenged the assertion made here last week by Aaron Vergelis, editor of Sovietish Heimland, the official Yiddish magazine in the Soviet Union, that Soviet anti-Semitism was no worse than anti-Semitism anywhere else. “A few tame, paid, intimidated and frightened Jews were sent abroad to cover up the actions taken by… More ▸

  • Jewish Leaders Denounce Attacks Against Soviet Offices; Lindsay Calls for Police Alert

    Three Jewish leaders have expressed to President Nixon “the revulsion with which we and the overwhelming majority of American Jews view the recent attacks against Soviet offices in this country ostensibly in protest against Soviet anti-Semitism.” Max M. Fisher, president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds; Rabbi Herschel Schacter, chairman of the… More ▸

  • British, French, Italian Communist Parties Assail Trial, Sentences

    Waves of protest at the death sentences imposed on two Soviet Jews of the “Leningrad 11″ trial swept through Western Europe this weekend, with sharply worded denunciations and disavowals coming from three unexpected sources–the British, French and Italian Communist parties. In Paris, the Communist Party declared in its newspaper, L’Humanite, that “the extreme severity of… More ▸