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Rabin Exhibit Prompts Protest

Anti-Semitic leaflets headlined “Against Zionism and Islamism” have been plastered on the streets of Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city.

The leaflets protested a photographic exhibit that opened in Brno this week about the life of assassinated Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin.

The exhibit, called “Yitzhak Rabin 1922-1995,” was criticized in the leaflets, which said it “confirms that the Jews play too big a role in Czech politics and culture,” the Czech news agency CTK reported.

The leaflets were signed by a nationalist group calling itself the Patriotic Front.

Tomas Kraus, executive director of the Federation of Jewish Communities, played down the incident, saying the leaflets were written by a marginal group deserving little attention.

The exhibit moved to Brno from Prague, where Rabin’s widow, Leah, attended its opening in May along with Czech President Vaclav Havel.