Israel protests as Sweden allows Bible burning outside embassy on Saturday

The Times of Israel reports: “Israeli officials protested to Sweden on Friday after local police gave the go-ahead to a request to allow the burning of a Bible outside of the Israeli embassy in Stockholm on Saturday, saying that the decision was tantamount to a ‘hate crime.’

Local police two weeks ago said they had received an application from an individual in his 30s to burn a Jewish and a Christian Bible outside Israel’s Embassy in Stockholm on July 15 as ‘a symbolic gathering for the sake of freedom of speech.’ It comes just weeks after Quran burnings took place in the city.

It was not immediately clear if the person planned to burn a copy of the Bible or a Torah scroll.

The move sparked widespread outrage in Israel and Jewish groups…”

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