The Mayor of the Swedish city of Malmo, Ilmar Reepalu was present among 300 marchers who demonstrated in support of the Jews on Saturday.
The march follows a series of anti-Semitic attacks on the Jewish community there. Many of the participants wore kipahs as a sign of solidarity, reported the Swedish website thelocal.se.
In a disturbing twist, Reepalu has called on Malmo Jews to reject Zionism as a strategy for repelling violent attacks on the community.
Meanwhile, Erik Ullenhag, the Swedish minister for integration announced a $76,000 government grant to the Swedish Committee Against anti-Semitism in Malmo schools.
Thelocal.se reported over the weekend that Malmo police have set up a hate crimes hotline following an increase in attacks on Jewish and Muslim targets.