• Short Summary

    In Jerusalem, thousands of people gathered to protest against the Soviet Union's proposal to impose a heavy tax on Russian Jews wanting to emigrate to Israel.

  • Description

    In Jerusalem, thousands of people gathered to protest against the Soviet Union's proposal to impose a heavy tax on Russian Jews wanting to emigrate to Israel.

    The Russian say the tax is intended to repay the costs of the education which the emigrants have received in Russia. But the Jerusalem demonstrators carried banners reading :"Paying ransom means banking in humans. We shall not pay for Jewishness!
    The protests were organised to coincide with an emergency conference in London at which leaders of Jewish communities throughout the world met to discuss the Russian move.

    The Jerusalem demonstration was addressed by the Israeli Foreign Minister, Abba Eban, who described the situation as "one of the most crucial struggles on behalf of the enlightened human conscience that has taken place in our generation."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51F18SCYCTMVXUXX3WZ46F6L3
    Media URN:
    VLVA51F18SCYCTMVXUXX3WZ46F6L3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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