The World: The Harsh Plight of the Soviet Jews

WHILE concern mounted in the U.S. over the harassment of Soviet diplomats by a small band of Jewish militants (see THE NATION), Moscow's retaliatory campaign against Americans tapered off last week. There was no easing, however, of the Soviet propaganda campaign accusing Washington of complicity in the Jewish Defense League's guerrilla tactics against Russian diplomats. Even the Chief Rabbi of Moscow joined in the protests. In a letter delivered to the U.S. embassy in Moscow, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin wrote: "Soviet Jews do not want the help of unsolicited protectors and fascist Jews.''...

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