Israel Apologizes to Finland for Attack on Missionary School
Menu JTA Search

Israel Apologizes to Finland for Attack on Missionary School

Download PDF for this date

The Cabinet yesterday expressed regret over the attack on a Finnish missionary school by irresponsible elements during last week’s anti-mission demonstrations. Seven yeshiva students were arrested in connection with the incident. The Cabinet instructed Israel’s Ambassador in Helsinki to convey to the Finnish Government Israel’s apologies over the occurrence.

Foreign Minister Golda Meir, meanwhile, received Finnish Ambassador Risto Solanko this morning and conveyed to him the Israel Government’s apology over the incident. The mission school has 40 pupils of elementary school age, all of them with parents in Israel, either both Jewish or one parent Jewish.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund