The World: Prisoners for Zion

"We are now moving toward an understanding with the Soviet Union that should significantly diminish the obstacles to emigration and ease the hardship of prospective emigrants."

—Henry Kissinger

After the U.S. Secretary of State made public his "understanding" with the Kremlin last September, hopes soared among Soviet Jews that harassment of would-be émigrés to Israel might come to a halt. Soviet denial of the existence of that understanding last month dampened those hopes—and rightly so. Despite passage by the U.S. Congress of a trade bill that gives the Soviet Union most-favored-nation status*—a bill that was contingent upon Moscow's easing of emigration restrictions—there...

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