I didn’t know Sweden had gotten so anti-Semitic. Did you? Isn’t this an example of hypocrisy to support violence against people, against a minority in your country, even? I don’t keep up with European affairs too much, so I was very shocked and very sickened after reading the article linked below. It’s so astonishingly tiring, too, to think violence perpetrated against Israel is Israel’s fault.
There is a lot of false “history” out there regarding the formation of Israel and the tensions and wars that followed (I guess even the educated in Sweden don’t want to know, but would rather spread hate). Israel was not perfect – nobody is or was – but the Palestinians (and the Arab immigrant fighters brought in at that time) are not at all innocent. Why do you think Israel received the land for their state after WWII, but then the Palestinians did not (nor have they ever since)? Please read some real history if you don’t know and you think it’s all Israel’s fault (see the second link)!
LINK: “Sweden. Violence dominates and a Jew today feels like a Jew in Berlin in the ’20s”
For a detailed history of Israel and Palestine, and all that has transpired in that region until the present day, go to this page to start, and then read on (links continue the narrative and provide other side links for more specifics):
LINK: “Israel and Palestine: A Brief History – Part I” [it is not brief, it’s just not in book form . . .]
You will read that Israel had accepted the UN lines of partitions for their respective countries, even though it wasn’t great for Israel. And then the Arab League declared war on Israel. And, the Arabs were stabbing each other in the back over these lands (read the bottom of the “Partition” section). Regarding the 1948 war:
The conflict created about as many Jewish refugees from Arab countries [as there were Arabs from Israel], many of whom were stripped of their property, rights and nationality, but Israel has not pursued claims on behalf of these refugees . . .
So who has moved on, left the past and revenge behind, and simply tried to make a good living? Israel. Israel defends itself, as anyone one would; it doesn’t terrorize and go out and kill innocents in buses, at restaurants, etc. The hate toward them is mind-bogglingly unfounded.