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Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry

  • Jewish Leaders to Meet with Kissinger; Topic is Soviet Jewry

    American-Jewish leaders are scheduled to meet with Dr. Henry Kissinger in Washington tonight to discuss the issue of Soviet Jews, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today. The meeting with President Nixon’s national security advisor on the eve of his departure for Moscow is expected to deal with what further steps the White House might be… More ▸

  • California State Legislature Backs Jackson-mills-vanik Amendments

    The California State Senate and Assembly adopted a joint resolution today urging President Nixon to support and Congress to enact, legislation to amend the East-West Trade Act so as to deny most favored nation status to the Soviet Union as long as it restricts the emigration of its citizens by imposing oppressive taxes or by… More ▸

  • Bill Would Use U.S. Exports As Weapon Against Soviet Oppression of Jews

    The Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry expressed satisfaction today with a bill pending in the House of Representatives that would authorize the President to use export controls to oppose the denial of emigration and religious rights to Soviet Jews. The measure, introduced June 29 by Rep. Thomas Rees (D. Calif.) is an amendment to… More ▸

  • Activists for Soviet Jewry Endorse U.S. Visa Legislation

    The Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry, an organization with chapters in 13 American cities, announced today that it is supporting the Soviet Jews Relief Act of 1971, currently before Congress, which would admit 30,000 Russian Jews to the United States. Harold B. Light, chairman of the Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry and spokesman… More ▸