Sunday, June 19, 2016

‘Sweden wants to be leader in fight against anti-Semitism’

The Swedish government recently supported the UNESCO motion that denied Jewish ties to Jerusalem, and blamed Israel for any violence in the city, as well as claiming that Israel plants "fake graves" in Muslim cemeteries.  

 The Swedish government does not condemn Palestinian antisemitic incitement - it funds it and supports it. 

If they want to "lead the fight against antisemitism", they need to stop seeing Israel as the root of all evil in the Middle East.  Somehow, I can't see that happening.
Via Jerusalem Post:
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven “really wants to take a lead in combating anti-Semitism worldwide,” Ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser says.

The Nordic country is taking charge in tackling its own recent issues with Jew-hatred, and is looking to lead a global stance against it, Nesser said last week.

Nesser and Stockholm’s new special envoy on the issue, Joachim Bergström, met last week with politicians and academics up North, in Tel Aviv and in Jerusalem, in an effort to better understand how to cope with anti-Semitism.
The ambassador said Löfven’s stance comes after a rise in reported anti-Semitic incidents in Sweden, noting the country experienced a 38 percent increase from 2013 to 2014. Around 20,000 Jews live in the country, and 4 percent of hate crimes reported involved anti-Semitism, according to government statistics.

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