• Short Summary

    A DEMONSTRATION LASTING A WEEK BEGAN IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AGAINST ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION TOWARDS JEWS IN THE SOVIET UNION.

  • Description

    A DEMONSTRATION LASTING A WEEK BEGAN IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AGAINST ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION TOWARDS JEWS IN THE SOVIET UNION. THE DEMONSTRATION, ORGANISED BY THE AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON SOVIET JEWRY AND OTHER JEWISH ORGANISATIONS, IS BEING SUPPORTED BY A NUMBER OF ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CHURCHMAN.

    MORE THAN FIVE-THOUSAND PEOPLE ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE DEMONSTRATION YESTERDAY IN WASHINGTON'S LAFAYETTE PARK. LATER, A NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED TO THE SOVIET EMBASSY AND DELIVERED PETITIONS.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON, IN A LETTER TO LEADERS OF THE DEMONSTRATION, SAID HE HOPED 'RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES' AGAINST JEWS IN THE SOVIET UNION WOULD END, AND THAT SOVIET JEWS WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE 'THE FULL ENJOYMENT OF THEIR HERITAGES.'
    THE DEMONSTRATION PRECEDES THE JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 26.

    THERE ARE THERE MILLION JEWS IN THE SOVIET UNION. THE ORGANISERS OF THE WASHINGTON DEMONSTRATING ALLEGE THAT SOVIET JEWS ARE SUBJECT TO WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS 'A PROGRESS OF SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL ATTRITION' WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE SOVIET UNION'S GREAT AND HISTORIC JEWISH COMMUNITY.

    THE CHIEF RABBI OF MOSCOW, YEHOVAH LEIB LEVIN, AND TWO OTHER SOVIET RABBIS, IN A LETTER TO THE DEMONSTRATION ORGANISERS DENIED ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST JEWS AND DESCRIBED THE DEMONSTRATION AS SENSELESS AND AIMED AT WORSENING RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QY9OTOLA9XLCMZYR6YZQ9GNR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QY9OTOLA9XLCMZYR6YZQ9GNR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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