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Bombing of Sol Hurok's Office, 1972
An anonymous caller took responsibility for the 1972 bombing of impresario Sol Hurok's office on behalf of Jewish people in the Soviet Union. The bomb killed 2 and injured 9. The Jewish Defense League denied responsibility for the bombings, but applauded the bombers. The JDL has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. This bombing was one of multiple acts of terror which was closely linked with the JDL in the 1970's.
The terrorist acts reportedly made it harder for Jews to emigrate from Moscow to the United States.
"A number of Jewish activists refused permission to emigrate … feel that [anti-Soviet] harassment in New York hurts their cause and may give Soviet authorities an excuse to become even more intransigent," the New York Times reported at the time.