Sweden Accused of Anti-Semitism
Israel is critical against the decision by Swedish officials to play the disputed Davis Cup tennis match behind closed doors. In an article in the Jerusalem Post Sweden is accused of apartheid and prejudice against the Jewish people, according to Swedish Radio News.
The authors of the article Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman, both connected to the Jewish human rights organisation the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, say that the decision “echoes of Nazi anti-semitism” and claim that officials in Malmö, in the south of Sweden, have let themselves be influenced by the city’s anti-Israeli Muslim minority.
Local officials here reject the accusation and say that it was a question of security and not of ethnicity.