Sweden’s embassy in Tel Aviv has sharply condemned Sweden’s largest circulation newspaper Aftonbladet for publishing an article accusing the Israeli Defence Forces of harvesting the organs of Palestinians…
Published on Monday, the article by photographer and writer Donald Boström accuses the Israeli army of involvement in the illegal human organ trade.
And that's not all:
I'll trust that the irony of a culture editor publishing and defending bigoted blood libels does not escape any one of you.
Aftonbladet’s culture editor Åsa Linderborg defended the publication and expressed surprise at the strong reactions in Israel.
“It surprises me really. The questions that it raises are nothing new....”
Here's another bit about an Israeli tennis player who visited Sweden to play the Davis tennis cup:
On Saturday when Israel played Sweden in a Davis cup tennis match in Malmö, an estimated 6,000 Leftists, Arabs, Muslims and anarchists protested the Israeli presence in the city, and hundreds attacked police. Almost no fans were allowed inside to watch the tennis series, because authorities feared disruptions or possible violence against the Israeli team.Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a word for generalizing an entire ethnicity based on the actions- however misinterpreted- carried out by only a small percentage of said ethnicity?
It was a f*cking tennis player, not an IDF soldier. What was their excuse? That she would have turned on the crowd and started lobbing tennis balls at the Palestinians in the audience? Is a tennis match really worth attacking the police over?
I hope Sweden is embarrassed of itself. I sure as hell would be if a US newspaper ever published anything about blood libels. In fact, I'll be surprised if we already haven't.