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band gone to prison for our oppressed brethren had a moral band natural right to speak.

bI was not allowed into the conference. The Jewish De- bfense League and others—including a Soviet Jewish hero, bDov Sperling, who spent two years in a prison camp—were bnot allowed in. A conference that had been called to stand bup for the rights of dissenting Jews within the Soviet Union brefused to recognize the right of democratic dissent within bits own halls.

bBrussels, where dissent was stifled, where fearful men bkept out Jewish militancy, where a Jew was seized by the bBelgian police and expelled by force with the knowledge band approval of Jews. This was the story of Brussels. And bmore—it was the story of the Jewish Establishment and why bJDL came into being.

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Chapter 2: Brussels