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Kids, Toy Stores Urged to ‘disarm’

August 4, 1977
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Abie Nathan, who flew a private plane to Egypt in a one-man effort to make peace before the Six-Day War, has undertaken a private “disarmament campaign” aimed against the sale and use of toy weapons and military games. Nathan, who advertises his crusade over his “Voice of Peace” radio station which he operates offshore in the Mediterranean, has offered to buy the complete stock of war toys from any shop which agrees not to sell such games in the future.

One chain of toy stores agreed to Nathan’s proposal and has sold him its complete stock of “arms.” Nathan has also invited children to bring their toy guns, tanks, planes and submarines to a collection point, where the toy weapons are destroyed. The children’s compensation is a special scroll with a quotation from the Bible: “And they shall not learn war anymore….”

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