The Israeli ambassador in Helsinki, Dan Ashbel, said “that this approach is what led to the Holocaust”.
What could be better than boycotting one of the very symbols of the rebirth of the Jewish people in its land, a people which now cooperates with so many countries to advance agricultural projects? In Israel you are able to distinguish a Jewish village from one that is Arab at first sight, because you see plants and greenery everywhere in the first. And it has nothing to do with water rights, which are the same.
What could be a better choice to boycott Israel than an ecological event whose banner words are sustainability, anti racism, humanitarian aid, human rights, Third World, globalization and interaction between different cultures?
The Israelis first received an invitation to participate, only to find Israel being banned because of the “existence of question marks about the legitimacy of its activities”.
At the World Village of 2014, the Palestine Forum distributed - and was allowed to distribute - maps of the Middle East from which the Jewish State was absent. A year later, they have been able to erase Israel from the family of nations.