Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has participated in numerous anti-Israel events (Reuters)

Israeli media have attacked Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg after she appeared in a video chanting slogans demanding "the fall of Zionism" while taking part in a pro-Palestine demonstration in Stockholm.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg chants "Krossa Sionismen" (Crush Zionism) with the crowd at a pro-Palestinian rally in Stockholm on Nov. 23. pic.twitter.com/ky7qT6R4fA

— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) November 24, 2023

Thunberg's solidarity with the victims of the Israeli war on Gaza has left her vulnerable to attack by Hebrew newspapers, including Yedioth Ahronoth, which commented Sunday on her participation in the demonstration: "In the video published by The Epoch Times, Thunberg can be seen making anti-Israel calls. Palestinian flags were also raised in protest."

Two weeks ago, an incident occurred during a speech by the climate activist in Amsterdam, where a man approached her on stage, saying he had come for an environmental protest, not a political one.

The Hebrew newspaper claimed that "in response, he was forcibly removed from the stage, and Thunberg told the audience: there can be no climate justice in the occupied territories."

According to the Israeli newspaper, the Swedish climate activist "stuck to her anti-Israel stance, saying: As a climate justice movement, we must listen to the voices of the oppressed and those fighting for freedom and justice. Otherwise, there will be no climate justice without international solidarity."

The Israeli stance against Thunberg did not stop at the limits of the media attack on it, but extended to the Israeli government, where the Ministry of Education announced on October 23 that any mention of the Swedish activist was removed from the public education curriculum, because of her position in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth, the Israeli Ministry of Education announced that "this attitude deprives her (Thunberg) of being an inspiration and therefore is no longer qualified to serve as a role model for Israeli students."

The Israeli position on Thunberg came in response to its position in support of the Palestinians in Gaza against the ongoing Israeli war since the seventh of October.

On Friday, Thunberg posted a photo of herself participating in a pro-Palestine demonstration with a banner reading "Stop the Holocaust" and another banner reading "Jews for the liberation of Palestine."

Climate strike week 275. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/pc67yqSF16

— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 24, 2023

On November 16, Nütberg reposted a photo of Gaza's child and female victims on the UN X page, asserting that "UN experts point to evidence of genocide in Gaza using methods of warfare in the 21st century."

#Gaza: UN experts point to evidence of genocide in the making, call for @UN protective presence in besieged enclave. "Failure to implement #CeasefireNowInGaza risks situation spiralling towards genocide conducted with 21st Century methods of warfare": https://t.co/rdLSklxzj3 pic.twitter.com/80hWswVjju

— UN Special Procedures (@UN_SPExperts) November 16, 2023

On October 20, the Swedish activist, a three-time Nobel Prize nominee, called for solidarity with the Palestinians rather than a strike to act on climate change.

Week 270. Today we strike in solidarity with Palestine and Gaza. The world needs to speak up and call for an immediate ceasefire, justice and freedom for Palestinians and all civilians affected.#FreePalestine #IStandWithPalestine #StandWithGaza #FridaysForFuture
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— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 20, 2023

In an Instagram post, Thunberg said, "Today we strike for solidarity with Palestine and with Gaza. The world must speak out and call for an immediate ceasefire, justice and freedom for Palestinians and all civilians affected."

Who is Greta Thunberg?

Thunberg was born on January 2003, <> in Stockholm, Sweden, to an actor father and an opera singer.

She organized her first school climate strike outside the Swedish parliament in 2018, when she was 15 years old.

On 15 March 2019, some 1.4 million students from 112 countries around the world responded to Thunberg's call for strike and protest.

In July 2019, on behalf of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo declared Thunberg and other young climate activists the "greatest threat" to the fossil fuel industry.

Between 2019 and 2020, Thunberg stopped studying to focus on her climate activism, and was known for her impassioned speeches to world leaders.

In 2019, she sailed on a transatlantic yacht to address the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

In the same year, she won the Right Lifelywood Prize, known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize", and Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award, and was listed by Forbes magazine among the 100 most powerful women in the world.

In 2022, Thunberg released the book Climate, which includes articles from 100 scientists, writers and activists on how to combat the climate crisis.

Source : Al Jazeera + Israeli Press + Social Media