The Israeli Embassy in Sweden will move at the end of the week to a new location – to the History Museum of Stockholm.
The embassy will reside at the History Museum through January 1, 2008, and then it will move again, this time to an ancient palace (photo) in the center of Stockholm, which belongs to the Swedish monarch and to this day is used as a museum for ancient military equipment.
The embassy was forced to leave its present location 50 years after its owner ended the contract. The landlord’s decision was based on a legal confrontation with the State of Israel where in the end the courts decided the embassy would need to move. While Israelis had enough time to look for a new location, nobody wanted to rent to them because of their stringent security arrangements.
In the end the Swedish government was forced to get involved and because of it the Israeli Embassy will soon have a new home.