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A love letter to Israelis

Whenever I visit Israel, people ask me: “Why do Swedes hate us so much?”
Let me take this opportunity to try to explain a thing or two.

In Sweden, where people know basically nothing about Israel, they seem to believe they know everything. The little they really do know they get from the media, and let me tell you that it’s not a pretty picture being painted there.

The way the Swedish media cover Israel is as depressing as the conflict between Israel and the Arabs itself. In fact, I wonder if I’ve ever read an article, in any way related to your country, that didn’t bring up the problems in the region. It’s as if Israel does not exist without the Palestinians or the conflict.

In Sweden, Israel can never win. Whatever the story may be, the media always find a way to turn things around and in the end, in one way or another, they manage to blame Israel.

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About Kim Milrell da Costa

Pro-Israel blogger since 2008.

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