PRAGUE (Jul. 11)
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.