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Sweden tweeter stirs critics with comments on Jews
Associated Press
Published: 13.06.12, 08:42
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1. Nothing wrong with freedom of speech!
Peter ,   Vienna-Austria   (06.13.12)
If you can't handle it, that's your problem. We here in Europe tend to be tolerant towards issues similar to this....Apparently things are different in israel.
2. Rabbi Yehoshua of Nazareth answered that question long ago.
Rivkah   (06.13.12)
He said there are Jews who say they are Jews but at not. And there are Jews who are Jews in their hearts who are. What does it mean to be a Jew in one's heart? It means the Torah is written on the person's heart by the Ruach HaKodesh which happens when a person believes in the Jewish Messiah who died for the sins of the world and was resurrected and sits at God the Father's right hand side and will come again to deliver Israel when the people call on Him by name: Yahweh-Yeshua or Yahshua.
3. This Is Not A Story, Sorry!
Ariel Ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim   (06.13.12)
4. why people hate...
nadav ,   tlv   (06.13.12)
she asked why people hate jews so much- she should ask her government in Sweden and its leftist media, which spoon feeds their citizens with hatred of Israel, zionism (which is only the Jewish right to national self determination in their ancestral homeland)! The mayorof Malmo supported Islamofascist thugs to beat Swedish Jewish citizens in the streets of Malmo! Sweden is disgusting!
5. "Abrahamsson" another proof of the danger of intermarriage.
Descendants of intermarriage are the biggest anti-Semites Hitler's great-grandfather was Jewish. NY Slimes columnist Thomas Friedman is another example.
6. what wrong
Mordechai ,   London   (06.13.12)
While i can understand the backlash over the comments, i think we should just say, that she correctly sees us jews as different, and wants to understand what? What Isral should do, is take her an a fuly paid trip to Israel and show her the beauty of Israel, show her what jews have created in the word of technology and medicine, and perhaps her questions would be channelled to a positive picture of us Jews.
7. Common Swedish white trash.
Nor ,   Way   (06.13.12)
8. Too many blondes in Sweden...
Scott ,   USA   (06.13.12)
Ever hear the one about the Swede who tried to commit suicide by jumping out of a basement? Or about the Swede who got a job as an inspector at an M&Ms factory and threw out all the Ws... And a lot of help the Swedes were during WWII...
9. #3 Christine - Yeah, moron we've heard that crap before.
Scott ,   USA   (06.13.12)
10. re
Shmuley ,   Budapest,Hungary   (06.13.12)
#5 Congratulations!You've just won the "Idiot of the year 2012" prize!
11. A 'fuzz' about nothing
Joe ,   London, UK   (06.13.12)
I don't get it. What was wrong with what she has written? She is simply stating what many gentiles think and may express about the Jewish race across the world! Fuzz = fuss, but in Twitter mode, who cares how it's written. Leave her be and let's not make a fuzz about each time the JEW word or comment about us (Ha'am hanivchar) comes up.
12. Not particularly offensive
Amy ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (06.13.12)
I wasn't really offended by her questions. Sounds like she was really trying to work out whether Jews are a race, or a religious or what. Perhaps, Sweden's official twitter account isn't the appropriate forum for this type of comments/questions.. but she doesn't sound hateful. Just uninformed and seeking explanations.
13. And ....???? Where's the story?
Mike Carmel ,   Rishon le Zion   (06.13.12)
14. To #1
TruthMonger   (06.13.12)
Yes Europe has a long history of tolerance stretching from the inquisition to Pogroms in post war Poland, to Jews being attacked in France today. Add to that the Massacres in the 1990's in Serbia et al. Yes a bastion of tolerance. Not to mention the 600,000 Algerians killed by the French in the 1960's. Oh yes, so very tolerant.
15. #2
John ,   Jerusalem   (06.13.12)
Do you mean Jesus the christ? or some body els?
16. To pay her a trip? No way! where is yr pride?
Eric ,   Israel   (06.13.12)
We have nothing to apologize for, we don't have to justify anything to the Jew haters! we are G-d people they are jealous of us, that's all! A trip to a Jew hater? A cold shower for her would be more appropriate.
17. It's possibly just poor English
Nick ,   Sweden   (06.13.12)
What you need to know about Swedes is: They used to be among the best of non-english speaking countries in using English. These days are gone, the younger generations of Swedes really suck in English, but the don't yet know it. Yack away and sound silly. Example: Swedes are notoriously bad in pronouncing "z" which they pronounce as "s" and they routinely confuse the two consonants when writing. And thereby "fuss" becomes "fuzz". That's really all that's to it.
18. So? Where's the big deal?
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (06.13.12)
This is actually quite an interesting question. If she had asked what makes a Brit a Brit, well, the answer would be simple. BOOZE and bad behavior! The answer to what makes a Jew a Jew is that every Jew has at least three opinions!
19. She is just stirring up a debate, not a news story such as
This stupid article.
20. #5 In Scandinavian Countries many people who are not Jewish
Rod ,   Fargo N.Dakota   (06.13.12)
have names like Abrahamsson or Abrahamssenas well as Issacson or Issakson.It's not related to being Jewish
21. 5 Intermarriage is not the problem. Intermarriage with a
Rivkah   (06.13.12)
person who does not have the Torah written on their heart by the Ruach HaKodesh is the problem. Ruth was a Moabitess but Naomi's God became her God. Rahab the harlot innkeeper clung to the God of General Joshua and married a Hebrew and is in the lineage of the Jewish Messiah. Intermarriage is wrong unless the person of another race or culture or nationality does not know HaShem.
22. The article above might explain this
haya ,   Bat Yam   (06.13.12)
“Sweden was boring, so I joined the IDF” (Israel Defense Forces) Life is just boring in Sweden so they're looking for some excitement.
23. A Storm in a Waterglas ?.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (06.13.12)
Well - that Swedes becomes more and more ignorant is nothing new. In Sweden we have an expression for that it is called - " Fördummningen av Sverige " It means that Sweden becomes Dumber and Dumber. Arn.Sweden.
24. I follow this twitter account
Sarah B   (06.13.12)
and I actually thought what she was trying to do was provoke a debate to why Jews are hated. A commonly asked question. Enven in the United Kingdom where there was a question in a Religious Education GCSE exam You might not like it but I find debating why Jews are hated actually makes people confront their prejudices rather than merely thinkking I really don't like jews and tht is it.
25. It was a good question, and the only unfortunate thing is...
Orly ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (06.13.12)
... that this article is the closest we can get in this country to discussing it. The tweet is progress, and the detractors (including our own) are full of veiled anti-semitism.
26. I find nothing sinister and offensive in her tweets.
leo ,   usa   (06.13.12)
All I see is desire to provoke a conversation and maybe even learn something.
27. not offensive...on the contrary
Anita ,   Israel   (06.13.12)
I didn't find her tweets offensive...and I am Jewish...I think she was trying to show that Jews are just people like everybody else...after all if they were so different why did Hitler have to mark them with yellow stars...perhaps she may sound a bit crude but I really don't think it is coming from a racist or anti semitic point of view...more just naive curiosity ...
28. Most of Europe
Most of Europe is virulently anti-semitic - the pogroms inquisitions & holocaust that killed millions of Jews were all carried out in Europe. And Catherine Ashton is a typical pro-muslim , anti-semitic European. The Americans also (especially under Obama) are also unreliable. They wont do anything unless it benefits them. In WWII they kept silent during the Holocaust and entered the war only when Japan attacked them. Thats why Israel should not depend on anyone and ensure their own survival.
29. #24 is fake Sarah B
Maurice ,   Montreal   (06.13.12)
The stupid imposter should first learn how to spell!
30. tweeting stupidity
Israella   (06.13.12)
Abrahamsson describes herself as a "low educated" --- actually I would call her not educated. Sweden should be ashamed of their education system.
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