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Univ. in Brazil cancels lecture after alleged threats from pro-Palestinian group

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Jewish Telegraph Agency

August 22, 2019

Andre Lajst during a lecture in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Dec. 4, 2017. (Courtesy of the Rio Grande do Sul Jewish Federation)

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Brazilian public university canceled a lecture about the Middle East peace process after what the moderator said were threats by a pro-Palestinian group.

The University of Pernambuco called off the lecture by Jewish political scientist Andre Lajst hours before it was scheduled to take place at its campus on Thursday afternoon in Recife, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported.

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