Exit Visa

While I appreciate Zeev Ben-Shlomo’s general review of my book, “Exit Visa,” I cannot accept the .contention that the Moscow Helsinki Committee did not play an important role in the life of the Jewish emigration movement between 1976 and 1978. Jewish participation in the committee’s work was not the action of a few isolated desperate … Read more

The Trial of Yuri Orlov

The acting president of the Board of Deputies, Mr Greville Janner QC MP is to be commended for his condemnation of the Orlov trial at last week’s meeting of the deputies. This is the first time that a leader of Anglo-Jewry has officially spoken out on a Jewish platform on behalf of a Russian democrat … Read more

Anti-Semitism in the USSR

In the third letter of her series (Tribune July 18), K. Y. Rintoul has attempted to create a ‘Zionist’ smokescreen in order to obscure the very real problem of soviet anti-Semitism. She implies that anti-Semitism has existed only since ‘American-trained General Dayan launched a six day war against the Arab countries’. This, as she should … Read more

On Soviet anti-Semitism

K. Y. Rintoul (Tribune May 30) blindly defends anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union within the guise of the formation of a ‘non-deistic humanist society’. Certain facts seems to conflict with the tolerant doctrine of humanism. Since 1956 nearly 80% of all synagogues in the Soviet Union have been closed down, usually following an intensive press … Read more