Here's a nice anecdote that Israeli Barry Shaw (author of this highly recommended resource
) has shared on Facebook:
"Nobel Prize winner, Dan Schechtman, candidate to be Israel's next president visited Sweden to give a lecture.
At the end he was asked about Israel's attitude to her Arab population.
In response he asked if it were true that Finns constituted about 10% of Sweden's population.
He then asked if Finnish is an official language in Sweden as Arabic us in Israel? Negative answer.
He then asked if there were any programs in Sweden to enable the Finnish community to develop? Again, a negative answer.
Professor Schechman then enlightened his audience of the special projects in Israel for our minority populations.
Surprising how hypocritically critical some superior-minded people can be in Europe."
For more on Professor Schechtman's presidential bid see here
Or that Finland's national hero Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim was a Nazi collaborator and probably, though not proved, an SS general.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the reminder, Trudy.Delete