“People arrived from all over Finland. Some of them traveled almost the whole night – 10 hours – in order to reach Helsinki,” Tzur said. “The protesters marched through Helsinki’s two major streets on Sunday, while all coffee shops were packed. Reactions on the street were great – people yelled out ‘let’s go Israel.'”
“Every day at 5 p.m. (during the war) Muslim communities protested against Israel by the embassy,” Gorash said, explaining the motivation behind Sunday’s rally, organized by the Jewish community in conjunction with other associations.
“We decided to respond to them (Muslims) and show them that there is support for Israel, and to urge the citizens to look at things from a different perspective,” he said. “The Finns really love Israel and support it, even though the politics here is a bit different.”
EU representative Hannu Takala was among those who delivered speeches at the end of the march. He called on the Finnish government and European Union to wake up and realize Israel shares the same values of democracy and peace.
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