Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vets for Peace to Remember Folke Bernadotte in Seattle's Historic Scandinavian Neighborhood

This Friday, members of the Greater Seattle chapter of Veterans For Peace (VFP) will go to Ballard, Seattle's historically Scandinavian neighborhood, to help raise awareness of the life and legacy of Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat and UN Mediator. There are more than seven million Palestinian refugees worldwide. Jewish terrorists assassinated Bernadotte on September 17, 1948, because, at the very beginning of their exile, he advocated that the Palestinian refugees be allowed to be return home. Ironically, the Israeli holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, credits Bernadotte with helping to save no fewer than 2,400 European Jews during WWII. Yet, unlike Raoul Wallenberg, Bernadotte is not recognized as one of the "Righteous Among the Nations" and is largely forgotten. VFP members will be at Bergen Place Park to hand out leaflets about Bernadotte from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM or all the leaflets have been distributed, whichever comes first.