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Israel Embassy Denies Receiving, Endorsing Memo on Soviet Jews

September 27, 1972
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The Israeli Embassy denied today that it had received or endorsed a copy of a private memorandum reportedly sent to the White House stating that Soviet Jews feel their position has worsened since President Nixon’s Moscow summit visit last May. The memorandum was reported yesterday by Richard Reston in the Los Angeles Times. Reston attributed it to Leonard W. Schroeter, a Seattle attorney whom he described as an employee of the Israeli Justice Ministry from 1970 until earlier this year.

According to Reston, a copy of the Schroeter memo was received and studied by the Israeli Embassy here which said that everything it stated “is correct.” In its statement today, an Embassy spokesman said that “Mr. Schroeter presently is in no way connected with the Israeli government. The above-mentioned, document has not been submitted to the Embassy and has in no way been endorsed by it.”

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