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Jewish Communities in Brazil Protest to Government on Slur by Arab Diplomat

A delegation representing the Confederation of Jewish Communities of Brazil presented a protest to the Minister of Foreign Affairs against an attack on the Jewish community by the Syrian Charge d’Affairs in Rio de Janeiro, Hassan Saka. The protest pointed out that Saka had attributed to Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, a statement he had never made. The alleged statement implied that the Jews of the entire world must harbor loyalty only to Israel.

Dr. W. Winterstein and Tofic Nigri, who delivered the protest to the chief of the Middle Eastern Department of the Foreign Ministry, were told that the Foreign Minister had already expressed his dissatisfaction to the Syrian Ambassador over the attack, and now that the protest from the Jewish Confederation had been received, it would be brought to the attention of the Syrian Government in Damascus.