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Soviet Anti-Semitism

  • Riaerman Says False Statements by Soviet ‘paid Jews’ Will Be Exposed in Brussels

    Leonid Rigerman told Congressmen and newsmen today that the Soviet Jewish officials sent to Brussels to try to counteract the world conference on Soviet Jewry were “paid Jews” whose statements there “will be contrary to the facts.” The Soviet Jewish physicist, who arrived in New York last Saturday night after an eight month flight to… More ▸

  • Jdl Head Arrested on Charges of Harassment; Moratorium on Harassment Lifted

    Rabbi Meir Kahane, National Chairman of the Jewish Defense League, was arrested last night on charges of harassment and verbal abuse, as the JDL resumed its harassment tactics of Russian diplomats which had been suspended last month. Rabbi Kahane’s arrest followed a formal complaint filed with the police by Vladimir Federov, the second secretary of… More ▸

  • 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 ▸