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Arabs Burn Dayan’s Book

October 25, 1973
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A group of Arab immigrants in Cuiaba, the capital of the state of Mato Grosso, assaulted a local Jewish merchant who has been selling the Portuguese edition of Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan’s book, “The Six-Day War.” The assailants, after beating the merchant, grabbed copies of the book, took them to the main square in the town and burned them. The police intervened, but after the books were destroyed.

In another incident six Jewish schools in Rio de Janeiro and some other Jewish institutions were threatened by terrorist attacks. In Porto Alegre, the capital of Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, where there is a large Jewish population, the local Circulo Social Israelita had to cancel a musical show after receiving anonymous phone calls that the building would be bombed.

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