A 13-member US Congressional delegation pressed Lithuanian officials at the highest levels to resolve the long-standing issue of property owed to the Jewish community after its seizure during the Nazi era.

Led by Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), and Co-Chairman Congressman Alcee L. Hasting (D-FL), Commission members raised the issue in separate meetings today with President Valdas Adamkus, Prime Minister Andrisu Kubilius, and yesterday with Speaker of Seimas (Parliament) Arunas Valinskas. Delegation members also discussed the troubling matter of anti-Semitism, particularly that emanating from the media.