The Jackson Amendment

US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, was greeted in Moscow with appeals from Jews asking him to raise the emigration issue during his present talks. Ostensibly Dr Kissinger’s visit to Moscow is to talk about American proposal at the strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) in Geneva. Arrangements for President Nixon’s planned visit to the Soviet … Read more

Drug Libel and Soviet Jews

An old anti-Semitic stereotype in the Soviet Union used to be the hook-nosed Jewish drug-pusher. In the minds of the populace, this became yet another aspect of anti-Jewish folklore, another “truth” to characterise the rootless cosmopolitans in their midst. In a more modern sitting, the drug libel has been revived in the USSR. Recently two … Read more

Honest Lawyer and the Feldman Case

The full written appeal of Alexander Feldman’s lawyer, I. S. Yezhov against the three-and- a half year sentence reached London earlier this month. A moving legal document, it highlights the absurdity of the charges against Feldman and shows what an honest Soviet lawyer is up against in a KGB-rigged trial. Feldman was alleged to have … Read more

The Trial of Alexander Feldman

The rejection by the Ukrainian Appeal Court in Kiev on December 27 of Alexander Feldman’s appeal against his sentence to three and a half years in a forced labour camp for “hooliganism” does not provide much encouragement for a change of attitude by the Soviet authorities in 1974. The KGB’s offensive against the Jewish exodus … Read more