A petition bearing 97,000 signatures urging Israel’s Parliament to initiate a world wide campaign to bring about an easing of the plight of Soviet Jewry was presented to the Parliament today.
The signatures were collected by the Moaz, the Organization for Soviet Jewry. The petition was presented to a Knesset subcommittee. The petition called for debate by the Knesset and Knesset action to harness world public opinion and world Parliaments in the struggle for Soviet Jewry, and for the right of Soviet Jews to emigrate.
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