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Broomfield Calls Rights
Major Test For Soviets
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Rep. William Broomfield
"There is no more human
tragedy than the story of Soviet
Jewry," said Rep. William S.
Broomfield (R.-Birmingham). He
told an appreciative audience at
the Akiva Hebrew Day School
banquet Sunday night that
Americans are firm believers in
human dignity, and human
rights is a major component of
the U.S.-USSR agenda..
Broomfield and Rep. Dante •
Rascell (D-Fla.) have just re-
turned from meetings in Russia
with Communist Party leaders
and Soviet Jewish refuseniks.
They emphasized the problems
of refuseniks, Helsinki Watch
members and others in a three-
hour meeting with Soviet leader
"Jews become second-class
citizens when they ask permis-
sion to emigrate," Broomfield
said, "and its all down hill from
Broomfield and Fascell also
raised the issue of physicist An-
drei Sakharov with Gorbachev,
who refused to grant them per-
mission to visit Gorky where
Sakharov lives in "internal
exile." "We asked Gorbachev
why this great national and in-
ternational hero is under house
arrest, and why there are as
many as 10,000 refuseniks."
Broomfield was given Akiva's
Ahavat Yisrael Friendship
Award because of his 30 years of
support in Congress for the
State of Israel and his efforts on
behalf of Soviet Jewry. He
called the Helsinki Accords a
litmus test for the Soviet Union.
"The Accords are an interna-
tional contract, with no political
risk for the Soviet Union," he
said, adding that the U.S. has to
wonder how the Soviets would
handle a treaty that includes
Broomfield believes that Gor-
bachev is moving slowly while
conso idating l his power, so• as
not to alienate the "old guard."
The Soviets, he said, want to be-
come a force in foreign affairs
and may wish to use their mili-
tary power in this regard.
He concluded his speech with
a defense of the Reagan Ad-
ministration's foreign policy, cit-
ing the need for progress in
human rights and regional af-
fairs in Nicaragua, Afghanistan,
Angola and other areas,
Reagan's proposal for negotia-
tions and withdrawal of foreign
troops from these areas has been
rejected by the Soviets.
In the area of arms control,
the U.S. seeks a "stable, bal-
anced reduction," and the USSR
requested a nuclear moratorium
"only after completing an impor-
tant series of underground
tests." He said the U.S. and the
Soviets have achieved agree-
ments on new consulates in New
York and Kiev and youth ex-
changes, but "we need to take
the high-level issues out of the
public forum and get serious.
"The ball is in the Soviet's
court. Let's hope Mr. Gorbachev
Will do domethin g seriously for
Soviet Jewry." Broomfield added
that during his de-briefing with
President Reagan last week, the
Piesident promised to again
raise the issue of Soviet Jewry
with Gorbachev at their next
Sunday's event, Akiva's 22nd
anniversary dinner, was co-
chaired by Mark E. Schlussel
and Wayne County Circuit
Judge Michael L. Stacey.
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B'nai B'rith International, a
group of organizations and indi-
viduals from the United States,
Canada and Israel this week es-
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Jewish Prisoner Services, an
umbrella organization 'designed
to 'coordinate assistance to
Jewish prison inmates and their
families before, during and after
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