Sweden v. Israel: game, set and match

The weekend of 6-8 March 2009 is something of a turning-point in history. It marks the date when Israel met Sweden in the Davis Cup tennis tournament in the southern Swedish city of Malmö. Two teams played. There was one victor, but two losers. After a hard-fought and generally very evenly matched contest on the […]

Sweden wins match but loses credibility

Sweden’s economy is in the doldrums. It’s a fate Sweden shares with many other nations in what is turning into the worst financial crisis in decades. However, two industries are doing very well indeed: 1. Hate dissemination. The extreme left, the extreme right and the more violent Islamist movements are allied to what the Swedes, […]

Not the cause

The following article was published in the English-language Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram, no. 937, 5-11 March 2009.Source: Al-Ahram, Egypthttp://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/937/letters.htm Sir– ‘Piecing the jigsaw‘ ( Al-Ahram Weekly, 26 February-4 March) was a revealing and disturbing piece of analysis. Not because the article was in any way incorrect but rather because it was so very correct. The bombing […]

Swedish democracy falters on stony ground in Malmö

Saturday 7 March will see 10,000 rabid anti-democrats streaming into the centre of Malmö in southern Sweden. Their mission: to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the fact that the Swedish government allowed four Jews from Israel to compete in the internationally acclaimed Davis Cup tennis tournament – a tournament that has played host to such stars […]