Swedish mayor who opposes anti-Israel vitriol attacked

By JTA
April 13, 2013 00:23

A Swedish mayor working to stop anti-Israel propaganda from being sold at a municipal cultural center was assaulted.

Mats Green, mayor of Jonkoping, was lightly wounded in an attack April 7 outside his home when two men struck him and kicked him, the news site nyheter24 reported.

Green, a politician from the center-right Moderate Party, said he could not identify his attackers. But local police suspect the background to the attack is Green’s efforts to prevent the sale of T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Burn, Israel, burn” at the Socialist Book Cafe, a shop operating inside a city-owned cultural center. The shirts sell for about $40.


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