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Brazilian Publisher Threatened for Distributing Pro-israel Books

Police were investigating today threats against a Brazilian publisher who was warned that his plant would be set afire if he refused to withdraw from distribution two pro-Israel books.

Roberto das Neves, owner of the Germinal Publishing House, told police that he received threats by mail and by telephone demanding that he withdraw from publication two books–“The New Israel” and “The Fifth Evangelical,”–both friendly toward Israel and very popular.

The threatening letter was inscribed with a swastika and signed “Grand Master.” Its faulty Portuguese interspersed with some Spanish expressions, indicate that it was written by anti-Semites from abroad.