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July 29, 1977 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-07-29

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

San Romania MFN Status Unless Jews Allowed to Leave'

WASHINGTON (JTA
The American Jewish com-
munity would support the
termination of most favored
nation status (MFN) for Ro-
mania next year if there is
no "significant improve-
ment in Romania's emigra-
tion performance," Rabbi
Israel Miller told a Congres-
sional panel here.
Speaking on behalf of the
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Or-

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ganizations, Miller said that
"since the renewal of MFN
last September, the emigra-
tion situation has deterib-
rated markedly: "
He offered that observa-
tion to the Trade Sub-
committee of the House
Ways and Means Com-
mittee which is conducting
hearings on whether MFN
status for Romania should
be renewed by extending
the emigration waiver au-
thority under Section 402 of
the Trade Reform Act.
Miller claimed that "dur-
ing the last 11 months, only
1,255 Jews have been al-
lowed to leave for Israel."
He compared that figure
with 2,501 Jews who left Ro-
mania between August, 1975
and July 1976 and 2,592 who
left between August, 1974
and July, 1975. "Thus, in-
stead of improving follow-
ing the extension of MFN to
Romania, the permitted
Jewish emigration rate has

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dropped sharply and is
being maintained at a low
level," Miller said.
"This situation surely
does not demonstrate Roma-
nian compliance with the
liberalized emigration prac-
tices required by Section
402 of the Trade Reform
Act," he said.
According to Miller, "Our
best estimates are that be-
tween 60,000-70,000 Jews re-
main in Romania - and
about half that number de-
sires to emigrate. However.
Miller claimed, "The Roma-
nians have tried to min-
imize the size of the Jewish
population which wishes to
leave both by arbitrarily
lowering its official figures
as to the number of Jews
still in Romania and by as-
serting that only a few thou-
sand Jews a year are ap-
plying fc• . exit visas."
Miller alleged harass-
ment by Romanian author-

Likud Suffers
First Defeat

Friday, July 29, 1977 17

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ities which, he said, dis-
couraged would-be emi-
grants. "Since the emigra-
tion rate is carefully
controlled, many wishing to
emigrate hesitate to subject
themselves 'to harassment
and a prolonged state of un-
certainty by applying," he
said. "While many Jews :• • • • • • • •• • • •• • •• • •• • • ••••••••••••••%
have formally applied for

exit visas and either been • •
• •
refused or not answered by •
the authorities, thousands • •
• • •
more have been dis- •

couraged from applying by •
the obstacles built into the • •
application process," ac- •
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cording to Miller.

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He said that "Those who •
• •
seek an application for a •
• •
passport and an exit visa •
are confronted by official •
• •
committees which probe •


their motivations and try to •
'dissuade them from ap- •

• •
plying. Individuals who per- •

severe in the process may •

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JERUSALEM (JTA)—
Likud suffered its first de-
feat in the Knesset last
week since taking office
last month. The issue was
relatively minor but it in-
dicated the fragile nature
of Premier Menahem
Begin's narrow parlia-
mentary majority.
Only 35 coalition MKs
voted for Agriculture Min-
ister Ariel Sharon's pro-
posal - to strike from the
agenda a motion by Naftali
Feder of the Labor Align-
ment's Mapam partner to
create a central authority
to supervise the production
and marketing of food de-
rived from livestock.
Thirty-six MKs voted for
an alternative motion by
Akiva Noff of the Democrat-
ic Movement for Change
(DMC) to refer Feder's.mo-
tion to committee.. The
House committee will de-
cide which committee will
deal with it.

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WILMINGTON, Del.
(JTA)—The New Castle
County (Del.) Manpower Di-
vision has approved a
$172.000 grant for the Jew-
ish Federation of Delaware
and constituent agencies to
hire persons for 20 full-time
positions for a one-year peri-
od.
Administrative costs are
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The Gold Place Policy :

Correction

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In the July 22 editorial,

"Jewish Center as Tower of
Strength, - a regrettable ty-
pographical error was
made. Th.l. fourth para-
graph states"The Detroit
Jewish Center has gained a
nationwide reputation for
pioneering in many cultural
projects."
The next sentence should
have stated: "These activi-
ties are not being aban-
doned."






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