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Israel Diplomat Defends Attack on Bomber Art in Stockholm

Israel’s ambassador to Sweden said Saturday that he had physically attacked an art exhibit at a Stockholm museum because it “glorified suicide bombers.” The incident a day earlier has created a diplomatic flap between the countries. The ambassador, Zvi Mazel, was among several hundred guests invited to the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm on Friday for an exhibit linked to a coming international conference on genocide sponsored by Sweden. Israel is one of the scheduled participants. The piece that enraged the ambassador, “Snow White and the Madness of Truth,” was in the museum’s courtyard and featured a large basin filled with red fluid. A boat floated on top carrying a photo of a smiling Hanadi Jaradat, a woman who became a suicide bomber, killing 22 people in an Oct. 4 attack on a restaurant in Haifa. The work was created by Dror Feiler, an expatriate Israeli artist living in Sweden, and his Swedish wife, Gunilla Skold Feiler. Full Story

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