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Publication of secret diplomatic documents about Soviet-Israeli relations


The selection and publication of secret diplomatic documents about Soviet-Israeli relations is a special project being implemented between Russia and Israel with the support of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.

The collection of documents from the period from 1945 to 1967 is planned to be published in 2021. This will be the second part of the collection; the first was published in 2000 and covered documents from the period from 1941 to 1953. The second collection will be the largest compilation of documents of bilateral relations, it will include more than 700 encrypted telegrams.

The leader of the reactionary group on the part of Israel is a researcher at Tel Aviv University, Boris Morozov. According to him, for the first time the Russian Foreign Ministry has declassified more than 800 cipher telegrams, and the Israeli side has declassified the documents of the Nativ and Bar commissions.

The project will publish documents related to the Suez crisis, the Six-Day War, the Israeli struggle for the repatriation of Jews from the USSR, the creation of a mass movement in the West on this issue.

According to the project participants, the period from 45 to 67th was extremely painful for both parties and the publication of these documents leads to the strengthening of cooperation between countries in all areas.

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