Swedish Candidate Blames Jews

Sweden's Centre Party to remove candidate who blamed Rockefeller, Jews for World War II and the 9/11 attacks.

Maayana Miskin , | updated: 22:05

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Sweden's Center Party has promised to take action following the discovery that one of its candidates for Parliament blames Jews and US magnate David Rockefeller for the second World War as well as the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

The candidate, 73-year-old Ove Sviden, who apparently believes Rockefeller was a Jew, wrote a blog on which he accused him of having the Twin Towers in New York City destroyed. “As a Swede it's hard to understand the Jewish belief that a victim is necessary if anything is to be gained,” he wrote. “But for David Rockefeller this could serve as a diversion and alibi....”

Sviden's blog was publicized by the Swedish television program Rapport. He repeated his theories in an interview with Rapport, saying, “Who won the Second World War? The Jews! They got a state. A little remnant of a people gets a country. It's not a coincidence.”

Sviden was not considered likely to win the September parliamentary race, Swedish media stated. Now it seems his name will be removed from the party list. the Center Party's chairman in Stockhold, Per Ankersjo, said Saturday that he would propose removing Sviden from the race.

Ankersjo has already halted the printing of ballots with Sviden's name.

The Center party is a partner in Sweden's current ruling coalition. It describes itself as a “green” liberal party.

Tensions flared between Israel and Sweden in 2009 after the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet published a story accusing Israel of stealing organs from Palestinian Authority Arabs. Israeli leaders demanded an apology, which Swedish leaders refused to give, citing freedom of the press.