I was surprised recently to read in The Jerusalem Post that Sweden is looking to lead the fight against anti-Semitism in Europe. Swedish ambassador to Israel Carl Magnus Nesser said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven “really wants to take a lead in fighting anti-Semitism worldwide.”
The officials proclaimed they would be focusing on combating physical attacks against Jews as well as addressing the complex situation of online anti-Semitism.
There was no mention, however, of any connection between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. This was surprising, as Sweden has become Israel’s most vociferous European opponent.