Convoluted Swedish politics impacting the Israeli political scene

Dusted-off Swedish politician and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is mixing it up in Israel. He’s where he best likes to be – under the spotlight. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt recently addressed the Herzliya Conference and, speaking to journalists on the subject of Iran, said: “A military option doesn’t exist. You can only delay” Iran’s […]

UN-funded rockets hitting Gaza

Humanitarian considerations are being ignored in the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinian Arabs. In a comment on Israel’s decision to suspend fuel supplies to Gaza, from where about 100 rockets and mortars have been fired on Israel in 3 days, UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness said “The logic of this defies basic humanitarian standards,” (JPost, […]

Rocket diplomacy with UN backing

Palestinians firing daily rocket barrages into Israel must be practising some kind of parallel diplomacy that they’ve managed to keep secret from the civilized world. How else to explain Hamas and Fatah outrage at Israel’s decision to consider – merely consider – axing power supplies to Gaza factories making rockets that rain death on Israeli […]