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An Israeli kabbalah movement has invited Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom to its convention next month in Tel Aviv.
Kabbalah L’Am is reaching out to Wallstrom, who has emerged in recent months as Israel’s most vehement critic.
The Swedish foreign minister recently angered officials in Jerusalem when she suggested that Israel was guilty of “extrajudicial killings” of armed Palestinian terrorists subdued by security forces.
“Wallstrom is known for her critical and negative stance toward Israel, but it is highly doubtful whether she has any familiarity with Israelis or with the State of Israel,” said the movement’s leader, Dr. Michael Laitman.
“The goal of the convention is to foment unity among all lovers of Israel here and abroad and to strengthen support for the State of Israel,” Laitman said. “I am convinced that if Wallstrom accepts our invitation, she will be pleasantly surprised from her trip and her interactions with Israel.”
The convention, which has been held annually for the past six years, is scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv from February 23-25.
Kabbalah is a Jewish mystical school of thought that has attracted millions of followers, including high-profile celebrities like Madonna.
Next month’s convention in Tel Aviv is expected to attract 6,000 visitors from different religions and nationalities all over the world.
The movement’s supporters, who wish to express solidarity with Israel, include people from the United States, England, France, Russia, Japan, Norway, and Turkey, among others.