Monday, August 21, 2006

Some Finns Show Support for Israel

A section of Finnish public opinion has challenged the anti-Israeli attitudes and policies of Finland's left-wing political leadership.

From Arutz Sheva: a large crowd in central Helsinki, Finland, took to the streets on Sunday
to demonstrate its support for Israel. Almost a week after the end of the war in Lebanon, an estimated 2,800 demonstrators expressed their support at a solidarity rally that was patrolled by dozens of police officers.

Among the demonstrators were many members of the local Jewish community, alongside non-Jewish Finns. “We decided to show the citizens of Helsinki another point of view,” said businessman Yaron Goresh, who has been living in Finland for the past 18 years. “Every day at 5:00 p.m., the Muslim community holds an anti-Israel demonstration opposite the embassy. So we decided to answer them.”
Ynet has a report here.

Hufvustadsbladet writes about the event here (in Swedish).

See also: Finland's Reservists Say No
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