Sweden’s costly experiment in “Palestine”

December 10th, 2014 by ilyameyer

As someone pithily put it, Swedish Labour Party MP Hillevi Larsson seems to be at least one sandwich short of a full picnic.

A few days ago she posed delightedly with an award she received from the Swedish Palestine Association to commemorate her staunch support of the Palestinian Arabs’ intransigent positions on … well… everything.

She allowed herself to be photographed with her award, a plaque depicting “Palestine”. A “state” her newly formed and equally quickly dissolved Swedish government recognized. It was the Swedish left-wing government’s only act, domestic or international, during its embarrassing 60 days in office before fading into history.

To read the rest of the article, please visit my blog in the Jerusalem Post, where it was first published on December 10, 2014:


Sweden approves borders of “Palestine” with Israel erased

December 4th, 2014 by ilyameyer

Here is a picture of Hillevi Larsson. She is a Member of Parliament in Sweden’s extremist Social Democratic-led government.

She is happy because she has just received an award from the Palestinian Association of Malmö, Sweden, as thanks for her support for “Palestine”.

Malmö is famous for two things: (1) Mohammed is the most popular name for newborn boys, and (2) its Jews, who have been living there for almost 250 years, are being systematically hounded out of the city. One may or may not choose to draw conclusions from these parallel trends.

It is of course always nice to be thanked for one’s efforts, especially for something so significant as support for the creation of an entirely new state where none previously existed in the history of the world, in this case the state of “Palestine”.

Which, the Swedish government constantly assures us, is pro-peace, pro-coexistence, and definitely not anti-Semitic. How they ever could draw such conclusions when all the evidence points to the contrary.

But hold on a minute.

To read the rest of the article, visit the Times of Israel where it was published on December 3, 2014.

The Swedish Intifada in Israel

November 18th, 2014 by ilyameyer

This article originally appeared in my blog, The Sweden-Israel Conundrum, at the Jerusalem Post on November 17, 2014.

On October 30 Sweden decided to abrogate the agreed-upon Oslo Accords by granting “Palestine” recognition without the Palestinian regime having to fulfill a single one of its many obligations.
These legally binding obligations include:

  1. Cessation of racist indoctrination against Jews.
  2. Cessation of incitement to violence against Israel.
  3. A stop to Palestinian Arab terrorism.
  4. Recognition of the state of Israel within its agreed interim borders until a final-status agreement is reached through a negotiated settlement. The key word here is “negotiated”. Not unilateral, negotiated.

The new Left-wing Swedish government, a bunch of pitiful amateurs dabbling in statecraft and including hardened Islamists, extremists deported from Israel for violating anti-terror laws, an illegal Muslim immigrant, tax evaders, a gross violator of Sweden’s strict environmental laws (this is the Minister for the Environment!) and even one clairvoyant, decided that not one of the conditions of the Oslo Accords needed to be fulfilled by the Palestinian Arab coalition government.

To read the rest of the article, visit my blog, The Sweden-Israel Conundrum, at the Jerusalem Post.