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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-03-08

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Congress Remains Adamant in Trade Bill Warning

"no idea what the final re-
sult will be."
Long, one of the 78 sena-
tors supporting the Jackson
Amendment, said, however,
that "something along that
line will be in the bill" al-
though "I cannot predict
what it will be in actual lan-
guage."
These developments came
as a high ranking 26-member
Soviet trade delegation, head-
ed by Foreign Trade Minister
Nikolay S. Patolichev, was
lobbying in the -U.S. with in-
•fluential members of govern-
ment and Congress and busi-
ness groups in a dozen prin-
cipal American cities (includ-
in Detroit).
The seriousness of the sit-
uation was underlined by re-
ports from the Soviet Union
that Jewish emigration from
that country in the past few
weeks has declined.
Fewer than 4,000 Soviet
Jews received exit visas for
Israel during January and
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS February, a drop of more
6—Friday, March 8, 1974
than 20 per cent from the
5,100 registered for the same
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period last year, diplomatic
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senators' questions what he
thought the compromise lan-
guage should be.
He told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency later that
Secretary of State Henry A.
Kissinger would discuss the
Jackson measure Thursday.
Schultz indicated that behind-
the-scenes activities might be
involved to kill or neutralize
the Jackson-Mills-Vanik mea-
sures.
Schultz pointed out in his
prepared statement that the
1973 Trade Reform Act deals,
with the President's author-
ity to extend equal tariff
treatment to "nonmarket
economies" meaning Com-
munist countries.
Senator Russell B. Long
(D. La.), chairman of the
Finance Committee, told the
JTA that he was unable to
predict when the committee
would offer the trade bill to
the Senate and that he has

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February, compared to 2,500
in January.
The officials T said the drop
could be the result of season-
al factors and that it was
too early to attach any seri-
ous significance to it.
They acknowledged, how-
ever, that during the past two
months, more than 100 Jew-
ish families in Moscow were
denied exit visas. Reports
here note • a similar rise in
rejections in other Soviet
cities.
Moscow •Hunger Strike
Ends for Azbel, Nudel
NEW YORK (JTA)—David
Azbel and Ida Nudel ended
their hunger strike last Fri-
day, it was reported by the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry.
According to the informa-
tion , the SSSJ received, Azbel
ended his action after three
weeks because he was too
ill to continue. Miss Nudel
ended her action after one
week because she felt that
she had made her point
known.
Two other hunger strikers,
Vitaly Rubin and Vladimir
Galatsky ended their hun-
ger strike last week. The
four Moscow activists en-
gaged in their action to pro-
test the refusal by Soviet
authorities to grant them exit
visas.
Meanwhile, it was disclosed
that the KGB, with the help
of the ovir, deceived Benja-
min Gorochoy, who had or-
iginally planned to join the
hunger strike at Azbel's Mos-
cow apartment.
Just before the hunger
strike--was due to begin, Go-
rochoy was told that his exit
visa would be given him
within a few days it he would
refrain from joining the hun-
ger strike. He agreed, but,
heard nothing for the next
two weeks. Whek he and his
wife Sofia went to the ovir
office to ask for their exit
visas, they were told that
their applications had been
rejected.
Scores of Soviet Jews, who
were attempting to present a
petition signed by 200 Jews
to Soviet authorities appeal-
ing for emigration rights, and
to demonstrate their sym-
pathy with Azbel and Miss
Nudel were prevented from
doing so in various cities of
the Soviet Union.
In Moscow, at least 17 So-
viet Jews were arrested,
while in other cities more
than 50 Jews were picked up
on their way to demonstrate.
The plight of the hunger
strikers was recounted in the
Congressional Record by Sen.

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Henry Jackson. He read, in
toto, a letter from Azbel
defense of exiled writer Alek-
sandr Solzhenitsyn.
In it, Azbel recalled his
own 15-year detention in the
Gulag Archipelago, about
which Solzhenitsyn has writ-
ten a book. Azbel held a hun-
ger strike in prison 30 years
ago. "For each day of a hun-
ger strike, I got one year,"
he wrote. "Ten days of hun-
ger strike -- 10 years be-
hind bars . . . I understand
that even today I can become
a citizen of Gulag Archipel-
ago any day."
Letters of support were
sent to the hunger strikers
by California Senators Alan
Cranston and John Tunney.
Pavel Litvinov Gets
Exit Visa for Israel
MOSCOW — One of the la-
test to be granted an exit
visa to go -to Israel is Pavel
M. Litvinov, 33 - year - old
grandson of one of Stalin's
foreign ministers, Maxim M.
Litvinov.
Litvinov, a scientist, was
released last year after four
years in Siberian. exile for
having taken part in a pro-
test in Red Square in 1968
against the Soviet-led inva-
sion of Czechoslovakia.
Last fall, he wrote an open
letter protesting a Soviet
press campaign against An-
drei D. Sakharov, the nuclear
physicist. More recently, he
joined Dr. Sakharov and
others in protesting the
forced expulsion of Alek-
sandr I. Solzhenitsyn.

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