Israel’s ambassador tries to stop “The dead still have a name”

Israel’s ambassador to Sweden, Isaac Bachman, is trying to stop the screening of “The dead still have a name” for school classes in Gothenburg. He has written an open letter to the chairperson of the municipality Anneli Hulthén with copies to the Secretary of State Margot Wallström and to the Minister of Education Gustav Fridolin, where he demands that the film be stopped on the grounds that it is antisemitic. He claims that the film makes comparisons between the Holocaust and Israel’s politics and that it is pushing an antisemitic idea that there are good and evil jews.

This is of course nonsense. But as usual critique against Israel’s government is met with accusations of antisemitism.

Read more below (in Swedish):

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