Israel angered over organ-harvesting article

Call on Swedish government to condemn the story

Israel and Sweden are at odds over an article appearing in a Swedish newspaper. Last week, the Aftonbladet tabloid implied that Israeli soldiers harvested organs from Palestinians, and did so without offering any proof. The Israeli media is comparing the article to holocaust-era propaganda, and Israeli officials are calling on the Swedish government to condemn the article. So far, the Swedes have refused, saying they don’t want to violate the paper’s freedom of speech. This prompted an online petition demanding the boycott of Swedish retailer Ikea, and a threat from the Israeli finance minister to cancel a visit by the Swedish foreign minister.

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