Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Reepalu Refuses to "Normalize" Relations with Malmö's Jews

Anyone who has followed the series of anti-Semitic insults which Malmö's Mayor Ilmar Reepalu (Social Democrat) flings out from time to time will not be surprised at his response to the Jewish community.  Following his standard pattern, Reepalu has again added insult to injury by telling the Swedish national wire service TT that he has given up on relations with the Jewish community.
According to an article posted on Swedish website Scanomark:

-"Ilmar Reepalu on his part told the Swedish news network, TT that he has never been anti-Semitic. But that he will not try to do something to normalize relations with Jews.
'No, what can I do? They will not listen.'"

Listen to what? More insults? More accusations? Actually, the Jewish community has heard plenty from Reepalu, but what they'd like to hear is an apology and a plan of action for better security.

While the Social Dems' leader Stefan Löfven  has invited the Jewish community leadership to meet with the party in early April, this is still a far cry from publicly asking Reepalu to step down.

By Chanah Shapira

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