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February 04, 1972 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-02-04

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State Dept. Says - Nixon Aiding Soviet Jews


ed to &IVO your car anywhere.
(Continued from Page 1)
The statement continues: "Liv-
Arkady Voloshin, a prisoner,
Separately, 32 Moscow Jews—
togolly leouredand I.C.C. lionued
lad the resolution for virtually six ing is tense and unpleasant for applied to the Supreme Court of
including such prominent activ-
nonths, Sen. Fulbright thus far those who assert their Jewishness. the Soviet Union demanding the
(Continued on Page 11)
las given no indication when hear- Nevertheless,_ an increasing num- return of his books (a Jewish
9970 Grand River
ngs would be scheduled.
ber of Jews, particularly young encyclopedia, a Hebrew-Russian
Detroit, Midi. 48204
In its inquiries, the JTA was in- peoPle, are . boldly and publicly dictionary and a Jewish prayei'
WE 1-0620-21-22
4, 19721"S
'ormed at the Senate Foreign Re- claiming their rights, including book) which were confiscated 10-Friar,
lations Committee that the com- that to travel abroad and emi- when he was arrested.
mittee had been awaiting the views grate."
He was informed by the Supreme
The text contends that "as one Court
)f the Executive Branch on the
of the Moldavian Republic,
resolution and that it was possible of the recognized religions, Judaism where his trial was conducted, that
the committee would discuss hear- fares better (in the USSR) than the Jewish prayer book had been
ing dates at its next regular meet- non-recognized sects—such as the burned since it was "an anti-Soviet
Jehovah's Witnesses — but worse document." The other books,
ing Tuesday.
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"We know of the unending strug-
Numerous requests have been Arthur Fletcher.
gle day after day you are conduct-
presented to President Nixon to
take up the issue of Jewish emigra- the congressional resolution to ex- ing for us," they wrote. "We are
Phone 1.0. 7 0178
Write-3343 Gratiot, Detroit, Mich. 48207
tion ever since he had announced press U.S. concern over the plight grateful to you and are convinced
that the struggle will end in vic-
that he would visit Moscow in May.
In its letter to Sen. Fnlbright,
"facilitated" exit visas for Soviet another victory of the united Jew-
the State Department urged that
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Jews and stressing Attorney ish people."
the following language appear in
General John Mitchell's initiation
the congressional resolution:
"Resolved by the Senate (the of parole authority to admit emi-
House of Representatives concur- grated Soviet Jews into this
country, the State Department
"That it is the sense of Congrers text affirms:
"We shall continue to speak out
that persecution of any person
because of their religion or ra- on these issues, but the impact of
statements or approaches
tionality by the Soviet Union be
condemned, and that the Soviet to the Soviet government remains
Union in the name of decency and limited. So far as we can de-
humanity allow Jews, member of termine, the few Soviet concessions
other religions and minority groups, of recent years have come about
and all other Soviet citizens free- in response to expressions of con-
dom to emigrate and to travel cerned public opinion from abroad."
abroad, and allow the free exer- This, the pamphlet notes, is "evi-
cise of religion and the pursuit of dence that the moral weight of
culture by Jews and all others peaceful, lawful expressions of
public opinion throughout the world
within its borders."
The department's letter pointed may yet persuade the Kremlin to
out that "through formal and in- reconsider its practices."
formal contacts, the department Soviet Harassment of Jewish
has attempted to impress on Soviet Camp Prisoners Continues
officials the adverse effect on
NEW YORK (JTA) — The Na-
Americans of Soviet discrimination tional Conference on Soviet Jewry
against Jews and other minorities has learned of a series of incidents
in the Soviet Union."
in the Potma prison complex in the
"We intend to continue to do so," last several days which indicate
its letter added.
that official Soviet harassment of
"The Department of State," the Jewish prisoners continues.
letter to Sen. Fulbright also said,
Roiza Palatnik is reported to be
"has repeatedly raised in both the suffering from a heart condition.
United Nations General Assembly After her sister left for Israel, the
and the United Nations Human criminal elements in the prison
Rights Commission the Soviet camp, spurred on by the camp
Union's transgression of the Uni- authorities, again started harassing
versal Declaration of Human her.
Rights." It pledged to continue
Arkady Shpilberg has been as-
doing so "at appropriate occasions signed to hard labor although his
and in appropriate forums."
health has deteriorated as a result
Earlier, it was announced that of high blood pressure. Leib G.
the State Department is sched- Khanokh went on a hunger strike
uled to publish a pamphlet titled Dec. 17-26 in protest against insults
"The Mistreatment of Jews in by the camp commander, Corku-
the Soviet Union," in which it shev.
asserts that Soviet Jews are sub-
The 50-year-old mathematician,
jected to singular discrimination Lev Korenblit, who was transferred
including a "greater degree of from dirt digging to a sewing
cultural deprivation" than other shop, developed an eye disease and
Soviet minorities.
is almost blind.

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