The Soviet Jewish Problem at the United Nations

By Ronald I. Rubin

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1970

The author examines the record of the United Nations on the issue of antisemitism in the Soviet Union. He addresses the following questions: How does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, rich in provisions of justice and equality, lend itself to the predicament of Soviet Jews, some 23 years after its adoption? How do member nations view the UN as a forum for focusing on Soviet antisemitism? How has the Kremlin treated accusations of Soviet antisemitism made in the UN? The author concludes that bolder use must be made of intergovernmental and interpersonal communication at the UN in drawing attention to the persecution of Soviet Jewry.

Topic: Former Soviet Union (FSU), Antisemitism, Public Policy, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol.71

Page Number(s): 141-159

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rubin, Ronald I. The Soviet Jewish Problem at the United Nations. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1970: 141-159. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2094


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