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  10/22/2012, Cheshvan 6, 5773

Measures Taken to Protect Sweden's Jews


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.