Tension With Sweden And Its Jewish Community

Sweden is often cited by our intellectual classes as a model to follow. We figure anything is worth copying from there even if it's bad - see education.

Sweden has its own pack of problems. Anti-semitism among them:

"(There is) quite a high level of anti-Semitism that is hidden beneath critics of Israel's policies," said Beate Kupper, one of the study's researchers, in a phone interview, citing a tendency to "blame Jews in general for Israel's policies."

It's like people who say "we don't hate Americans but it's government." Maybe it's true for some but is it for most? In the case of Israel, the above quote is hard to not dismiss giving the West's attitude towards Jews, through pogroms, over the centuries.

"Members of Parliament have attended anti-Israel rallies where the Israeli flag was burned while the flags of Hamas and Hezbollah were waved and the rhetoric was often anti-Semitic, not just anti-Israel. But such public rhetoric is not branded hateful and denounced, said Henrik Bachner, a professor of history at the University of Lund, near Malmö."

Quebec, with its own anti-semitist history, politicians from the PQ do the same thing.

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