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Congress Gets Resolution on Human Rights; Fate of Soviet Jews Cited

April 7, 1966
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Rep. Michael A. Feighan, Ohio Democrat, today denounced suppression of Judaism and other faiths in the Soviet Union and introduced a resolution calling for establishment of a “House select committee on human rights and peaceful world order. ” The proposed seven-member House committee would examine evidence of Soviet bias “and formulate positive and practical recommendations for the consideration of our Government. “

Rep. Feighan cited the Jewish situation in Russia, as well as concern over anti-Christian measures. He said the committee he envisages could “provide the kind of public forum these vital issues deserve. ” He said: “It can develop public opinion on an international scale which even the most hardened leader in the Kremlin cannot afford to dismiss.”

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