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Embassy of Israel in Helsinki, Finland

In Helsinki, Finland this past weekend the glass door of the Embassy of Israel was complete shattered, with images of Hitler and swastikas plastered over the entire entrance to the building.

The anti-Semitic attack on the symbol of Israeli sovereignty was not something new, however: the embassy of the Jewish State has been targeted no less than 15 times over the past 18 months.

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“Over the weekend there was a physical attack on the Israeli embassy in Helsinki,” The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a statement, according to Ynet. “It’s another link in the chain of anti-Semitic attacks targeting the embassy.

“The Israeli Embassy in Helsinki expressed its disgust over the events to the Finnish authorities and demanded they act in full force to locate the culprits, bring them to justice and prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.”

But oddly, local authorities seem not to be moved, although the nation’s senior officials have formally expressed their concern over the situation.

Israel’s Ambassador to Finland, Dov Segev-Steinberg reportedly has raised the issue of security with the local authorities on multiple occasions, Ynet reported.

Thus far, no arrests have been made and it appears that no enhanced security measures have been taken by the city’s police department either, nor by the nation’s security establishment.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.