Archive for March, 2007

Sweden fishing in murky Hamas waters

Monday, March 26th, 2007
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt wades through some very murky waters indeed.

Before the weekend he breaks EU policy, meets with Hamas government ministers and declares “we believe the Palestinian government should be treated as a single entity”.

Immediately after the weekend he somehow manages to forget everything Hamas stands for on his visit to Yad Vashem, the monument to the monstrosity that is anti-Semitism – a disease that is alive and very much thriving to this day.

Not least among Hamas’ main backers, Iran. The very same Iran that recently hosted a conference questioning whether the Holocaust took place and organised a cartoon competition belittling the Holocaust.

Since Swedish Foreign Minister Bildt is apparently unable to read or understand English, allow me to quote a passage from the official Hamas Charter that he might find relevant,:
Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”

If this statement reflects the cohesive policy of that “single entity” – the Palestinian government – and Bildt does not subscribe to the view that Israel should be obliterated, then he should immediately sever relations with all Palestinian ministers since they are all to be treated as one single entity – his own words.

Of course, Swedish Foreign Minister Bildt may not exactly have anything against the Hamas Charter per se. His blog displays an animosity to the Jewish state that is unparalleled in any western democracy. Perhaps the time has come for Israel to make up its mind as to just how often it is willing to be grossly insulted by its guests – however fancy their titles.