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, […]

Freedom of the press in Sweden

A month ago a controversial newspaper article in left-wing Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet alleged systematic Jewish and Israeli organ harvesting involving body parts from Palestinian Arabs. With the initial shock of those sinister –and unsubstantiated – claims now dying down, this is a good time to examine what that article signified and how it plays out […]

How Sweden became anti-Israel

1. Sociological backgroundBefore WW2, Sweden was one of the poorest, most backward countries in W. Europe. The moneyed elite told the population what to think and do.After WW2, things changed dramatically in terms of national welfare, but the moneyed elite were replaced by a series of dogmatic left-leaning Social Democratic governments. The concept of looking […]

Totalitarian control of the media in Sweden

Stalin’s totalitarian heritage is alive and well – in Sweden. On Wednesday 14 December 2005 the Jerusalem Post broke the remarkable story that the Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, Björn von Sydow, had announced that all bilateral interparliamentary contacts with the Iranian Parliament had been cut the previous day. This was in the wake of […]

The art of terror, Swedish style

January this year saw a controversial work of art exhibited in Stockholm. “Snow White” depicted a smiling female Palestinian terrorist sailing in a pool of blood-red water. Israel’s Ambassador to Sweden Zvi Mazel added a touch of unexpected action to the exhibit by disconnecting the lights and throwing a tripod into the pool.Mr. Mazel’s actions […]