Skip to comments.Sweden Funded Anti-Israel Allegations
Posted on 08/23/2009 8:14:24 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy
Antagonism between Israel and Sweden over Swedish media accusation that IDF soldiers sold Arab body parts is heating up, in light of evidence that Swedens government funded the research for the story. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to demand a Swedish government condemnation of the accusations.
News of the funding was broken Sunday morning by Maariv/NRG. Maarivs correspondent in Sweden, Liran Lotker, reports that most of the material in last weeks controversial article is old, having appeared in a book written in 2001 by the author of the article. The book, entitled Inshallah, was funded by various bodies, including the Foreign Ministry of Sweden, Swedish labor unions, and some organizations based in the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas.
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It will certainly make it difficult for the government to claim that it has nothing to do with this affair.
Freedom of expression - my foot. Tell that to those who like to publish a Mohammed cartoon or an article about the ongoing rape epidemic and its perpetrators.
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I just love Netanyahu!
Antagonism between Israel and Sweden over Swedish media accusation that IDF soldiers sold Arab body parts is heating up... Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to demand a Swedish government condemnation of the accusations... most of the material in last week's controversial article is old, having appeared in a book written in 2001 by the author of the article. The book, entitled Inshallah, was funded by various bodies, including the Foreign Ministry of Sweden, Swedish labor unions, and some organizations based in the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas.By "controversial article" the writer refers to its baldfaced lies.
Despite contentions to the contrary, it has long been cited that anti-semitism is not only on the rise in Sweden and the UK, but in Europe, in general. It is a mix of classical ‘old’ anti-semitism and a brand being called ‘new’ anti-Jewishness.
Also, Sweden retracts condemnation of newspaper report:
JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for the Swedish government to condemn an article in a Stockholm newspaper suggesting Israeli troops harvested the organs of Palestinians they killed.
An official present at the weekly session of the Israeli Cabinet said Netanyahu told his ministers he did not expect the Swedish government to apologize for the article in the tabloid Aftonbladet but he did expect it to take a stand.
“We’re not asking the Swedish government for an apology, we’re asking for their condemnation,” the official speaking on condition of anonymity in keeping with Cabinet rules quoted Netanyahu as saying.
The prime minister added that the story was reminiscent of medieval libels that Jews killed Christian children for their blood, said the official.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has already rejected Israeli calls for an official condemnation.
The article implied without evidence that there was a link between charges of organ theft from Palestinians and the recent arrest in the U.S. of an American Jew suspected of illicit organ trafficking.
Arabic will be Sweden's co-national language in another generation, and sharia law will be the law of the land another generation after that.
Hey Sweden, can we at least have your hockey players before their bodies are separated from their heads?
It is a fatal error to cater to Muslims. Eventually they will eat you alive. Might take decades of Muslim immigration and high birth rates but it will happen. Once they are 20% of Sweden’s population they will be an extreme pain in the a$$ and impossible to deal with. Demands will escalate from there
Thanks for the ping!
WesternCulture, when you wrote:
...you didn't suspect, as I did, that this was just an example of the marxist dog wagging the islamic tail?
I think WesternCulture tried to be funny, and failed miserably.
That this was a case of the Marxist dog wagging the Islamic tail was really obvious right from the start. The chief editor of Aftonbladet's "culture" pages (the word culture used in a very lose sense indeed) is a rabid communist. Boström is also from the far left, etc.
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Ain’t it the truth, dennisw!
Well, that did it! It’s time for the Jews of Sweden to riot in the streets! Burn all news stands that carry this disreputable rag. Decapitate the vendors! Then let’s storm the printing plant and dismantle the presses! Jihaad! Jihaad!
PS: Any dead bodies with their internal organs intact are the property of the one who killed them, and bidding will take place in quiet alleyways adjacent to the carnage.
PPS: How many Jews live in Sweden, anyway?
You have a point, and not a bad one at that. Here is an article from the Syrian News Agency about the Swedish response to the "Muhammed Dog caricatures" :
The Danish embassy in Damascus had been torched two years previously during the first Mo-caricature affair.
PPS: How many Jews live in Sweden, anyway?
Don't know, but they are much fewer than the number of muslim immigrants. The latter now make up a sizeable voting block, and without their votes the left parties (Labour, "former" commies and the "Greens") will not win the election next year.
This is another background to the present affair. Our ambassador in Israel contacted the FO before making her statement on the article. Unfortunately, according to sources in the FO, her query was missed and not decided on the level it should have been.
Once the Ambassador's condemnation of the article had been published, she and Mr Bildt were attacked by the foreign policy spokesman from the Labour party. Exactly what happened then is unclear, but either the FO decided to distance themselves from the ambassador since they felt she had put their boss (Mr Bildt) in a bad position vis-à-vis his political rivals, or they were ordered to do so by Mr Bildt.
Whatever the truth, a very cowardly and immoral action in any case.
It may have been deliberate and premeditated, but it’s an error, and it will prove fatal.
Catering for Muslims is not a fatal error. This is a deliberate diabolical plan by Euro elites, from left and right alike. Politicians as diverse as D’Estaing and Palme planned for it almost 30 years ago. We are now bearing the fruits and we have seen nothing yet.
The Swedish people have gone along with the program. So have other Europeans. If they didn’t want Muslims streaming into already crowded nations they should have rebelled
We should have rebelled too, against the dumping by Mexican of its unwanted. But instead we get Presidents (Clinton , Bush, Obama) who love this crap