Sunday, August 23, 2009

What Jewish papers write

Have spent the morning reading several articles and stories in Israeli newspapers and its really funny reading. Among other things I picked up a couple of stories in The Jerusalem Post. One quoted former Sweden residents, saying, among other things: “the anti-Semitism in Sweden is so deep-rooted that the people don't even know they're anti-Semitic." In the same paper you can read a story supposedly written by the former wife of the former Israeli ambassador in Sweden. This woman claims Sweden “abuses its freedom of speech” and recites a couple of incidents in this regard. I could go on and tell you about more stories like these, but you really should go and read them yourself.

Anyway, the stories have one common dominator; demonize Sweden and Swedes as anti-Semitic and further enhance the feeling of “us against them”. In doing so, really achieving the same level of stupidity they are accusing Sweden and the Swedish paper of having. I’m not saying all of the claims are wrong, of course not. There are lots of leftie idiots in Sweden, especially among journalists, which explain why they never do their job. There is anti-Israeli demonstration every year and it’s hard to walk down the street without bumping into a girl wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh. It is also true that there is a large Muslim population in Sweden wherein some elements are hard-line haters of Judaism. However, there are two facts that should be told. Firstly I would say that a vast majority of Swedes, at least in asked to chose a side between Israel or its Arabic neighbours, will side with Israel. Secondly, and this is important, nothing of this has anything to do with this diplomatic debacle. Nothing. It’s about freedom of speech, period.

It does not matter how many articles or stories the Jewish propaganda machine spits out, it does not change the fact that this was one journalist in one Swedish paper. I personally don’t care if the man is a Communist-Nazi and celebrate the Holocaust each year, it’s still his right to say or write whatever as long as its not pure threats. Why should the Swedish government, in effect the Swedish people, apologize or condemn one idiot’s ramblings in a paper no one with intellect cares about?

And again I need to question the lack of grey matter among the ruling elite in Israel. If the purpose is to try to stop the “anti-Semitic” ways in certain countries, then this is an utter failure of epic proportions. If the purpose is to strengthen the lefties propaganda and give more power to those who truly are Israel’s enemies, congratulations, it’s a success. Already we have seen several Swedish articles about other “side-issues” that tries to label Israel as a crocked racist state, and one can almost hear the chuckle in locked basement filled with skinheads wearing huge combat boots.

Once upon a time I walked into an anti-Israeli demonstration with a collect-box together with some similar minded friends and collected several hundreds from stupid lefties. On the box you could openly, and clearly, read: “collecting for the Israeli Army”. The money was later sent, if I remember correctly, to a Jewish foundation for war-victims. As a response for this and many similar actions I received venomous death-threats. I believe Israel has the right to exist and in many cases, although not all, I support the Jewish state. However, this issue is about free speech and even if Sweden is in no way perfect in this regard (fascist laws in regards to Internet for one), we who are believers in human right will always side with the freedom of expression. Even if this means we indirectly support a horrifying leftie journalist with a clear agenda of hatred towards Israel.

This is what it means to fight for freedom and democracy, even when it hurts and you really don’t want to, the basic rights most come first. For me, this goes all the way through regarding all rights, for others not so much. But for once the Swedish populace is almost in total agreement and this Israel needs to acknowledge before they do more damage on a issue that could easily been handled in a much better way.


  1. I find it strange that you would mention the Keffiyeh as having any significance, since in Europe its worn mostly by hipsters as a fashion symbol. Besides British and US soldiers wear it as well.

  2. In a way true, but there is a difference between different sorts and I have never spoken to a person in a Swedish city wearing that thing that is not pro-palestinian. I have always regarded it as a leftie symbol, but maybe I'm wrong.

  3. Du vet verkligen inte vad du snackar om. "Some muslims" ? Vilka "muslims" känner du som inte hatar judar?

  4. It's really not acceptable to accuse people of being anti-semite for criticizing israel or the israeli government. How hard can it be to understand that who you are and what you do are two different things?

  5. Dear Anonymous, It is a freedom of speach here, he can say what ever he think and beside, what if he know some? maybe you dont know, but how can you clame that he dont know? do you know him so well? he knows some muslims who hate Israelis, whats the big deal? do you want him to write their names too?

  6. I know several, but the only ones I ever meet that hate jews are socialists. Nothing surprising there.