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  • GOP Draft Platform Calls on USSR to Implement UN, Helsinki Measures

    The Republican Party’s platform drafted by a committee of 108 delegates calls on the Soviet Union to "implement" the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights and the 1975 Helsinki Agreement that "guarantee" emigration rights and the termination of "all forms of harassment" of those wishing to emigrate. The UN and Helsinki agreements, the draft states,… More ▸

  • Petition Campaign Seeks to End Helsinki Violations

    A petition campaign, seeking human rights for Soviet Jews was launched by the Community Relations Committee’s Commission on Soviet Jewry when Dr. Alexander Luntz, one of the activists who initiated the petition in Moscow, visited here last month. The campaign is part of a world-wide movement to stop Soviet violations of the Helsinki accord. Luntz,… More ▸

  • House Adopts Bill to Monitor Helsinki Agreement Compliance

    The House of Representatives, by a vote of 240-95, today adopted the Case-Fenwick bill setting up an American commission on security and cooperation in Europe whose function is to monitor compliance with the Helsinki agreement by all its signatories, including the Soviet Union. A major feature is to advance the freedom of citizens within the… More ▸

  • Soviet Jewry Demonstration in Helsinki Achieved Its Goal

    The demonstration last Wednesday in Helsinki by the International Women’s Campaign for Soviet Jewry achieved its goal of focusing unprecedented attention on the plight of Soviet Jewry, one of the demonstrators said here Friday. Mrs. Doreen Gainsford, one of the driving forces in the campaign for Soviet Jewry in Britain, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency… More ▸

  • 6 Women Activists for Soviet Jewry Jailed, Released in Helsinki

    Six women activists for Soviet Jewry were arrested outside of the United States Embassy in Helsinki this morning as they were about to demonstrate there on behalf of the rights of Jews in the USSR, President Ford and Soviet Communist Party Secretary General Leonid Brezhnev were reportedly conferring inside the Embassy when the arrests were… More ▸

  • Israeli Envoy at Helsinki Confab

    Israel’s Ambassador to Helsinki, Arieh Eilan, will attend the European Security Summit, opening in Helsinki tomorrow, it was reported here today. Eilan will attend the European Security Summit, opening in Helsinki tomorrow, it was reported here today. Eilan and Egypt’s Ambassador to Helsinki, Ahmed Tawfik Khalil, will have a distinguished visitor status at the summit,… More ▸

  • Legislators Ask Soviet Human Rights Guarantees at Helsinki

    Rep. Edward Mezvinsky (D.Iowa) and Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D.NY) have called on President Ford to obtain a firm Soviet commitment on human rights at the summit meeting of the European Security Conference in Helsinki. In a resolution introduced in the House, the lawmakers asked the President to “seek specific guarantees and commitments for the unhampered… More ▸

  • Helsinki Participants Urged to Aid Soviet Jewish Families Reunite

    Forty Soviet Jewish activists from eight cities have issued an appeal to “all the countries participating in the European Security Conference in Helsinki to assist us in reuniting with our relatives in Israel,” the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry reported today. The SSSJ said the reason for the appeal was that the activists had heard… More ▸