B’nai B’rith Decries Head of Finnish Branch of Amnesty International Statement That Israel is a ‘Scum State’
B’nai B’rith International condemns recent statement by the head of Amnesty International’s Finnish branch, Frank Johansson that Israel is a ‘scum state,’ and calls for his dismissal.B’nai B’rith International strongly condemns the statement made by the head of the Finnish branch of Amnesty International, Frank Johansson, within his blog posted on the website of Finland’s third most popular newspaper, Iltalehti, where Johansson agrees with a comment made by a personal friend and resident of Israel that the Jewish state is a “scum state.”
B’nai B’rith calls on the international community to denounce the statement as inciting anti-Semitic portrayals of the Jewish state, and urges Amnesty International to dismiss Johansson for his vicious statement demonizing Israel.
There is no place at an international organization that supposedly acts as a human rights watchdog for such incendiary and ignorant views.
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