Now the Swedes are preparing to protest against the visit of the Israeli Davis Cup tennis team due to play in Sweden next Saturday. Viva Malmo!
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Around 1,000 police officers will be on duty at the Baltic Hall in Malmo when Sweden host Israel in next week's Davis Cup first round tie, Swedish police said on Thursday.
The March 6-8 tie is being held behind closed doors due to security concerns .
Police said between 8,000 to 12,000 people are expected to hold a demonstration next Saturday against Israel's participation in the men's team competition...
...Last week Shahar Peer was denied entry into the UAE, which has no diplomatic ties with Israel, for a women's tournament in Dubai. After worldwide condemnation, the Gulf state was forced to change its policy of barring Israeli athletes and said a special permit would be issued to competitors who had qualified for a tournament in its territory.
The Israeli Davis Cup team will arrive in Sweden with several security guards of their own, two of which had asked for permission to be armed. However, that request was turned down. more