• Short Summary

    Demonstrations by militant Jewish Defence League members, designed to draw attention to the plight of Jews in the Soviet Union, are a cause of increasing concern in the United States.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Demonstrators on roof of synagogue.
    0.24

    2.
    SV Police cars outside Soviet mission.
    0.29

    3.
    SV Unmarked police car along road.
    0.37

    4.
    GV INT, press conference
    0.42

    5.
    SV Reporter.
    0.45

    6.
    INT with Jewish woman Doctor SOF.
    1.36


    TRANSCRIPT:



    DR. AISENSTADT: "I'm afraid I don't....I don't believe in violence as a way, especially when the main issue is lost in the process."



    QUESTION: "What is that main issue, Dr. Aisenstadt ?"



    DR. AISENSTADT: "The main issue is the problem of Soviet Jewry, of their having equal rights and being allowed to go to their own land and lives there as free people. And this will have spoiled relations between Russia and America. That's not the best way."



    QUESTION: "If the Jewish Defence League is wrong in their approach to it, how would you approach it?"



    DR. AISENSTADT: "How would I approach it? Not by ways of bombing. Not by violence."



    QUESTION: "You think that those activities are making it more difficult for the Jews still in the Soviet Union."



    DR. AISENSTADT: "I'm sure they do."



    HOLD SOUND DOWN.




    Initials AH/AS/CO/I.26 AH/AS/CO/22.24


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    Background: Demonstrations by militant Jewish Defence League members, designed to draw attention to the plight of Jews in the Soviet Union, are a cause of increasing concern in the United States. In New York yesterday (Monday) a Jewish woman who recently emigrated from the Soviet Union voiced her alarm at the current outbreak of protests.

    As the news conference was taking place, the U.S. government was considering whether to take action against the Jewish militants, curbing their threat to harass and assault Soviet diploma???s in New York. The State Department was consulting the Justice Department to decide how to meet the threat.

    At the news conference, Dr. Aisenstadt, who recently arrived in New York from the Soviet Union, was asked if she thought violent protest would help the plight of Soviet Jews:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA64NSXCBO9HEA1LG7DMB2LDQPU
    Media URN:
    VLVA64NSXCBO9HEA1LG7DMB2LDQPU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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