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Swedish TV star quits show due to rampant anti-Semitism

Star of hit Swedish TV series ‘The Bridge’ says unbearable anti-Semitism in Malmo forced him to leave.

By Ari Soffer


The Jewish star of a hit Swedish TV series has said he left the show due to the unbearable levels of anti-Semitism in the city of Malmo, where the show is set.

Kim Bodnia plays Danish police detective Martin Rohde the in popular crime drama The Bridge, had initially explained his decision to quit as the result of differences of opinions with directors.

But now the Jewish actor – who was a fan favorite before suddenly leaving the show – has said anti-Semitism played a significant role in his decision too.

“It’s growing, and especially in Malmo, where we shot The Bridge in Sweden, it’s not very nice and comfortable to be there as a Jewish person,” he told the Hebrew-language Walla! news site.

“When they didn’t have the script right I could say, ‘no, I don’t feel so safe there’. It’s not funny. It’s growing. We have to deal


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