Sweden has funded the publication of an anti-Israel booklet titled "Colonialism and Apartheid – the Israeli occupation in Palestine," Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.
According to the report, the Swedish government transferred NIS 390,000 (roughly $104,600), under the guise of humanitarian aid, to a Swedish-Palestinian solidarity group for the creation of the ornate 40-page booklet.
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The brochure's authors accuse Israel of racist legislation, ethnic cleansing, racial segregation, establishing an Apartheid regime in the territories, and bombing Palestinian civilian homes. Furthermore, the brochure calls for a boycott of the Jewish state.
Israel and the Jewish community in Sweden condemned the measure. Sweden's foreign aid minister joined the criticism.
Israel's ambassador to the Scandinavian state, Benny Dagan, has met with members of the parliamentary Sweden-Israel Friendship Association, and urged it to demand the funds allotted towards anti-Israel activity to be cut.