Swedish Labor Party Cancels Invite to Peres to Attend May Day Fete

Israel’s Labor Party has expressed surprise and shock at the Swedish Labor Party’s action in cancelling its invitation to Shimon Peres to attend May Day observances in Stockholm this year. Peres has sent a cable to Swedish Social Democratic leader Olaf Palme protesting the cancellation.

The Swedes said the cancellation was due to differences within their party on recent Israeli actions, especially Premier Menachem Begin’s extension of Israeli law to the Golan Heights. Another reason given was the possible danger of reactions by anti-Israel Nicaraguans and Palestine Liberation Organization delegates who have also been invited to the Swedish May Day celebrations.

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