A statement published today in The New York Times in the form of a full page advertisement accuses the Soviet Union of slander and “an attempt at intimidation and incitement to genocide” in its United Nations comments on Israel. The statement was issued by the Jewish Nazi War Victims Organization of America. The statement was in answer to the comments made about Israel at Security Council meetings by the Soviet Ambassador, Dr. Nikolai Fedorenko.
“Ambassador Fedorenko,” the statement protests, “saw fit to compare the Israelis to Nazis, although many of these courageous Israeli men and women are survivors, like ourselves, of the concentration camps that Russian troops helped to liberate.”
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