Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet is reporting that up to 10,000 people will take part in a demonstration against the Davis Cup match Sweden will be playing against Israel this weekend. I support them thoroughly in their right to protest, provided that they have applied for and received permission from the authorities, even though I personally think that the whole thing is rather ridiculous.
Having said that though, I would not be very surprised if this demonstration gets out of hand and leftist thugs and hooligans decide that throwing things at the police and smashing windows is appropriate. That does seem to be what these hoodlums do best.
Israel is not a state that deserves to have sanctions imposed on it, it is a beacon of light, freedom and democracy in one of the darkest corners of the world. It think it is an embarrassment to Sweden and a disgrace that the match will be played without an audience, and that the lefties have kicked up such a fuss about the match. None of it very surprising of course, as lefties have a knee-jerk reaction to attack Israel whenever possible, and have no problem in supporting the dark forces of Hamas and Hizb'allah in their crusade to destroy the state of Israel.
If you want to read more about the protest and the Middle East I would recommend "Fred i Mellanöstern (Peace in the Middle East)".
SvD is reporting that the players' hotel has received a bomb threat. Frightening and shameful!