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  • Solon Says the Emigration of Soviet Jewry is Linked to the Status of U.s.-soviet Relations

    Sen. Alan Cranston (D. Calif.) said today that the emigration of Soviet Jewry is “linked” to the status of United States-Soviet relations. Soviet Jewish emigration decreases as it did last year and harassment of Jews increases when U.S.-Soviet “bilateral relations deteriorate,” Cranston told the presidium of the World Conference on Soviet Jewry which is holding… More ▸

  • Report Increase in Neo-nazi Violence

    An alarming increase in neo-Nazi violence and the rightwing views held by a small but substantial part of the population pose a threat to the fabric of democracy in West Germany, according to members of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) faction in the parliament of Lower Saxony. The group held a public hearing on the… More ▸

  • Hadassah to Underwrite Youth Aliya Settlement in the Galilee

    Hadassah will underwrite the first Youth Aliya settlement in Israel since the early days of the movement which was founded in 1934 to rescue Jewish children from the impending Holocaust in Europe. The project was announced by Sylvia Doppelt, of Hollis, N.Y., national Youth Aliya chairman of Hadassah at the organization’s National Board meeting at… More ▸

  • 800 Israelis at Zionist Youth Congress

    Some 800 Israeli youths attending the Zionist Youth Congress here, were urged to engage in public and social service in addition to their military service which is compulsory. President Yitzhak Navon, addressing the gathering yesterday, called on young Israelis to volunteer for the security forces and to help youths in poverty stricken areas. “There are… More ▸

  • Near Drought Conditions in the Galilee

    Meteorologists in Galilee say they have this year recorded the lowest level of rainfall since 1911, when precipitation measurement began to be recorded in the region. The shortage of rain this year has not yet been officially declared a drought, although weather forecasters and farmers say there is little hope of sufficient rain during the… More ▸

  • Haig Back in Israel in Effort to Break Impasse on Autonomy Talks

    Secretary of State Alexander Haig arrived here today on his second visit in two weeks in what is seen as a major U.S. effort with Israel and Egypt to break the impasse in the long stalled autonomy talks. Haig, accompanied by his wife and a party of aides, was greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of France Who Advise Mitterrand

    Quickly and without much fanfare, the new President of France entered the offices where the civil marriage of one of his most trusted aides was to take place. It is not everyone that has the President of the Republic attend his or her wedding ceremony. But that’s what happens to Jacques Attali, special consultant to… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Haig Talked to Gromyko About Shcharansky, Emigration of Jews

    U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig, who held talks here yesterday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, in response to a question, that he had raised the issue of Soviet Jewish Prisoner of Conscience Anatoly Shcharansky just as he had promised to do when he met with Shcharansky’s wife, Avital,… More ▸

  • Mitterrand Urged to Help Secure the Release of Shcharansky

    President Francois Mitterrand was asked yesterday for the support of France and his own personal influence to help secure the release of imprisoned Soviet Jewish activist Anatoly Shcharansky. The appeal came from Soviet human rights leader Andrei Sakharov, a Nobel Laureate who is himself in exile in the closed town of Gorky. His message to… More ▸

  • UN Assembly to Meet on Golan Issue

    The Security Council will meet tomorrow to adopt a resolution summoning an emergency special session of the General Assembly on the issue of Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights. Under UN rules, the Assembly would have to convene within 24 hours and the special emergency session will, therefore, open Friday. It is expected to last… More ▸