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Rep. Abzug Urges Nixon to Implement House Resolution to Aid Soviet Jews

May 1, 1972
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Rep. Bella Abzug (D.N.Y.) called today on President Nixon to implement “with dispatch” a recently passed House resolution calling for a four-point program of executive action on behalf of Soviet Jews. The militant Manhattan Congresswoman utilized the occasion of National Solidarity Day for Soviet Jews to prod the President to act on the resolution which she co-sponsored.

It would have the President call on Soviet authorities to permit free expression and free exercise of religion by all citizens of the USSR; utilize US contacts with Moscow to seek an end to discrimination against religious minorities; ask that the Soviet government permit free emigration by its citizens as guaranteed by the UN Declaration of Human Rights; and to raise in the UN General Assembly the question of Soviet violations of the Declaration against Jews and other minorities.

“We must demonstrate our concern for those Jews who would remain in the Soviet Union as well as for those who wish to emigrate to Israel and other countries,” Rep. Abzug said today in a statement released to mark the march and rally for Soviet Jewry in which she participated.

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