Sweden is at war with Israel

It is simply allowed to hate Jews in Sweden.

Giulio Meotti

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For the Global Peace Index, Sweden is a global model of equality and equal opportunities. Stockholm excels only in a special kind of hatred, the one towards Israel. 

Interviewed by SVT2 after the massacres in Paris on 13 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, said that "to counter radicalization we must return to the situation in the Middle East, where the Palestinians see that there is no future for them and must accept desperate and resort to violence. "

Meanwhile, anti-Semitism is cemented into Swedish society.
These sentences were dismissed by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, as "shocking for their effrontery." Social democratic, feminist and "humanitarian", euro-commissioner between 1999 and 2009, Wallström returned to demonize Israel, accusing it of "extrajudicial executions" in the Third Intifada.

A year ago, Sweden was officially the first European country to recognize the "State of Palestine". Meanwhile, anti-Semitism is cemented into Swedish society. The Israeli ambassador to Stockholm, Isaac Bachman, has been asked on the radio: "Are the Jews responsible for the growth of anti-Semitism?".

Omar Mustafa, leader of Muslims in Sweden, called for "bombarding" Israel (he had to resign from the Social Democrats).

The government has funded with 104,000 € a manual entitled "Colonialism and Apartheid", which accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing.

The Swedish pension fund divested from the Israeli company Elbit, threatening to do the same to Motorola.

In recent weeks, in Sweden, the "Crystal Night" of 1938 was commemorated in a Kafkaesque way - without inviting the victims of that time: the Jews.

The main Swedish supermarket chain, Coop, has removed Israeli products from the shelves of his six hundred outlets (this boycott was eventually canceled because of protests).

The airline Scandinavian Airlines has recently suspended its flights to Tel Aviv because of "political instability".

A Swedish film, entitled "The dead have not yet named," which establishes the comparison between the Holocaust and the “plight of the Palestinians”, has been included in the curriculum of Gotenburg. 

The cultural pages of Aftonbladet, the best selling Swedish daily, published an article, with no sources or evidence, which accuses the Israeli army of stealing organs from Palestinian Arabs.

Dagens Nyheter, the most sophisticated Swedish newspaper, published an editorial entitled "It is allowed to hate the Jews," in which the author, historian of religion Jan Samuelson, says that Islamic hatred for the Jewish State is justified.

The National Museum in Stockholm has exhibited a work of "art" with a picture of Hanadi Jaradat, a Palestinian suicide bomber who killed 21 Israelis in a restaurant in Haifa.

After the massacres in Paris, Sweden has closed its synagogues, symbol of the great lockout on the Jewish community.

A TV documentary said that "many of the 600 remaining Jews in Malmo are afraid to leave their homes".

Seventy years ago, Sweden's Raoul Wallenberg was the European face of rescuing Jews. Today Stockholm, in the name of his humanitarian virtue, looks at Jews with hatred, contempt and malice. Sweden is at war with Israel.