ISRAEL: Passion & Pressure

Non-Communist members of the Israeli delegation to last summer's Moscow Youth Festival returned to Jerusalem full of the "ravenous passion" they found for Israel among Russian Jewry. Notwithstanding 40 years' indoctrination that was supposed to have turned them into good, godless Communists, Russian Jews traveled as far as 4,000 miles to see the delegates, swarmed about them in their hotel, paid 50 rubles for an Israeli festival emblem (other delegations' emblems sold for a ruble each), bought up all the tickets for the Israeli singing and dancing performances. "By the end of...

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