Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League, Tuesday led a group of about a dozen JDL members in a sit-in at the HIAS office to protest what they claimed was a decision by HIAS to stop providing aid to Soviet Jewish dropouts. They carried signs and distributed leaflets urging HIAS not to “cave in to Israeli pressure” on the issue. Gaynor Jacobson, executive vice-president of United HIAS Service, said that while HIAS understands the demonstrators concern, it resents the occupation of its office by the JDL. HIAS has made no decision about the aid to Soviet Jews. An eight-member committee is presently studying the problem
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