The view from Sweden

What exactly are good tone and acceptable behaviour? Are they the same for everyone? Should we make special allowances for people if we are afraid of them? Or do we make such allowances simply because we believe they are incapable of any better? Doesn’t that make such a society institutionally racist? Recently Jimmie Åkesson, the […]

Haniyeh and Nasrallah to be tried for war crimes

Just kidding – they’re protected after all by the UN. The purpose of the UN is to protect dictatorships from the onslaught of democracy. And the democracies pay for this travesty of justice. It is common knowledge that Gaza’s Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh personally ordered the missile onslaught that culminated in last December’s Israeli response. […]

Like cockroaches, anti-Semitism is difficult to eradicate

Case in point: Swedish photographer Donald Boström made the embarrassing mistake of diversifying out of photography into writing. Problem: he doesn’t know how to write. He doesn’t know how to research his subject. He is too subjective to be objective (he is a self-confessed pro-Palestinian radical). In short, he is a nonentity way out of […]

"Tensions in Swedish Society"

“Tensions in Swedish society “ “We must increase tolerance in society.” Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, October 20, 2009. In August 2009 Swedish left-wing tabloid Aftonbladet tried to increase its popularity among radical left-wingers by publishing an article alleging that Israel engaged in the systematic killing of Palestinian Arabs in order to harvest their internal […]

Put an end to the occupation

The sole cause of the ongoing conflict and the continuing inequalities in the Middle East is the occupation.The UN Human Rights Council’s occupation of the international community’s time, finances, manpower resources and media space. The UNHRC does not deal with the massacres of hundreds of thousands of black Africans in eastern Africa – because the […]

Peace Prize gone to pieces

“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.” Norwegian Nobel Committee, 2009. Barack Hussein Obama took up the office of President of the United States of America less than a fortnight before the nominations closed for the 2009 […]

An illiterate Foreign Minster?

Is Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt illiterate? Or can he actually read and write, and it’s just his thought processes that are muddled? Richard Goldstone recently published a scathing report that heavily criticised Israel for its 30-day operation in Gaza in January this year. Remarkably, however, the report failed to take make mention of the […]

Israel does not exist

Not according to Swedish news agency TT. The Swedish Nobel Prize committee today announced the winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The three joint winners are Mr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, from the UK, Mr Thomas A. Steitz from the USA, and Ms Ada E. Yonath from Israel. Swedish news monopoly TT (Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå), however, […]

A promising investment

The UN Human Rights Council is the best, the most promising, the most successful purchase the Arab regimes have made to date. An investment worth its weight in oil. The UN used its funds to commission a UNHRC report whose planning brief specified in advance that it was to find Israel guilty of war crimes […]