• Short Summary

    Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv yesterday (Friday, 25 December ) to protest against the death sentences imposed on two Soviet Jews in Leningrad for attempting to hi-jack an airliner and flee to Sweden.

  • Description

    Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv yesterday (Friday, 25 December ) to protest against the death sentences imposed on two Soviet Jews in Leningrad for attempting to hi-jack an airliner and flee to Sweden. The protest was held outside the Finnish Embassy which has represented Soviet interests in Israel since Moscow broke off diplomatic relations in 1967.

    The protest reflected the emotions felt in Israel at the verdict in the trial, which ended on Thursday, and at the plight of thousands of Jews in the Soviet Union who cannot get permission to leave for Israel.

    Thousands of other people demonstrated yesterday at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Jewry's holiest shrine. Many immigrants from the Soviet Union are on hunger strike to express their solidarity in the Leningrad trial and a mass petition is being drawn up for submission to the Soviet authorities.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3IDJAV9PJ3MWOBKUH9T855SJS
    Media URN:
    VLVA3IDJAV9PJ3MWOBKUH9T855SJS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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