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Chaos: Ten Thousand Protest Against Israeli

via Guardian News
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Large anti-Israel protests took place in Malmö, Sweden during the Eurovision Song Contest over the participation of Israeli contestant Eden Golan.

Thousands gathered on multiple occasions to call for Golan’s removal, forcing her to remain in her hotel under police protection.

“We have the world’s biggest music competition in Malmö and the focus in recent weeks has been on extremists because the pro-Palestinian groups demonstrating are among the most extreme of the extreme,” stated Israel’s ambassador to Sweden, Ziv Nevo Kulman.

“They were the same people who celebrated in the streets after October 7th. And they are joined by the BDS movement and the radical left from across the continent who choose to come to Malmö. The provocations come from the other side, they are the ones who seek confrontation.”

“I know that it is not forbidden to boo a bad artist. But Eden Golan hadn’t even started singing before people booed. It was political and I don’t think it belongs in Eurovision. And seriously, I don’t think you’re expressing any opinion when you boo an artist,” Kulman said.

She faced hostility from other contestants as well, while the audiences booed her.

“I cried with my team… It is a complete overshadow of everything, goes against everything that Eurovision is meant to be,” Bambie Thug stated. “It’s a big, big community together and their contestant was never allowed to even meet us.”

“I stand on this stage with so much pride. proud of our song and the hard work we’ve put into it. proud of my country and the people in it. I feel your love and support from miles away that nothing or no one can break me down. tonight I’m sharing OUR voice and going to give the best performance I can. I love you guys,” Golan wrote online.

The protests are part of rising anti-Semitism in Malmö as its Muslim population has grown, causing many Jews to feel unwelcome and leave the city.

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