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Dulzin: Israel Will Resist U.S. Pressure

August 14, 1979
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Leon Dulzin, chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency Executives, told Rio’s Jewish community in a radio broadcast that Israel will firmly resist any American pressure to change its policy. Dulzin, who is also a leader of Israel’s Liberal Party, arrived here last week from New York and is scheduled to visit Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Mexico.

He said that American Jewish leaders with whom he spoke fully support Israel’s stand on all the Issues which have been the cause of tension between the Jewish State and the U.S. He also told his audience that no change of or in the Israeli government is expected before the spring of 1980 when new general elections are held.

Discussing the situation of Soviet Jewry, Dulzin said that 400,000 Jews are waiting for exit permits in the Soviet Union; Of the 205,000 Jews who left the USSR since 1971, more than 155,000 settled in Israel, he reported.

In an unrelated development, Gaynor Jacobson, executive vice president of HIAS, was this week named a member of Brazil’s national order, “Cruzeiro do Sul,” with the title of “Comendador” for his contribution to “the good relations between United HIAS Service and the Brazilian government.” HIAS maintains offices in all Latin American countries, with its headquarters in Rio de Janoiro which is headed by Dr. Fred Weinstein.

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