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Anti-semitic Literature Prohibited in Syria

June 18, 1923
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It has been discovered recently that an Armenian had been importing into Syria a number of anti-Semitic publications, such as La Vieille France, and that ten parcels of pamphlets dealing with the Damascus Affair had arrived in Beyrout and were lying in the Custom House, says a dispatch to the “Jewish Chronicle”.

Mr. J.D. Farhi, President of the community, together with Chief Rabbi Dr. Tagger, interviewed the Governor of Great Lebanon, and requested that the authorities should not permit the delivery of this pernicious literature, and that the government should not allow the importation of anti-Semitic propaganda into Syria. The request was granted and the ten parcels of pamphlets confiscated.

Among the numerous victims of the bands of brigands who are ravaging Lebanon is a Jewish family of Bhamdoum, a village situated some two hours’ train journey from Beyrout. A father, his wife and their child were murdered during the night of May 10th. The Jewish community has protested to the government against the atrocity.

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