The government of Sweden has officially recognized a country without clear borders, with no official government, no non-theoretical capital, and whose main goal is the destruction of Israel. Way to go.
But it does not end there, oh no, they believe the European Union will follow suit and their Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, hopes that this brings a new dynamic to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
“Our decision comes at a critical time because over the last year we have seen how the peace talks have stalled, how decisions over new settlements on occupied Palestinian land have complicated a two-state solution and how violence has returned to Gaza,” she said. Yes apparently this barely in existence group of people are being occupied in their own made up country. You can see the hypocrisy, I hope. Israel is, just in those words is portrayed as a dictatorial element, oppressing and suppressing the “Palestinians.” As for violence in Gaza, I guarantee that if tomorrow Hamas put down their weapons, Gaza would be safer, to paraphrase Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
But she also adds, “Today’s recognition is a contribution to a better future for a region that has for too long been characterized by frozen negotiations, destruction and frustration,” she wrote earlier on Thursday in the daily Dagens Nyheter. Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom fails to understand the key reason the talks keep failing. Palestinians do not, and will never recognize the existence of Israel. This is a better future for one group, and one group only, and a danger to Israel.
The Palestinians of course, are celebrating “….[this] decision is a message to Israel and is an answer to its continued occupation of Palestinian land,” said Nabeel Abu Rdeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. How dare Israel not just vanish from existence? Darn those pesky Jews. But Sweden is not new to the bandwagon, other countries like Belarus, Poland, etc, have also recognized “Palestine.” And kudos to Sweden for drinking the kool-aid.
Now this “Palestine” exists in the “Occupied” “West Bank” and Gaza with East Jerusalem (something that will never happen) as their capital. The problem is that Hamas rules Gaza and Fatah rules the rest and while they play nice, they are not the same and if they become a country who will really govern both? Neither Hamas nor Fatah really wants to give up power and control, meaning that Israel might end up being stuck between the two should they ever fight. But the world does not care about Israel’s safety.
So what does this mean for Israel? Well it is a legitimization of terrorist groups like Fatah and Hamas who actively seek to destroy Israel and kill Jews. Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman and I are in agreement on this. He said: “The decision of the Swedish government to recognize a Palestinian state is a deplorable decision which only strengthens extremist elements and Palestinian rejectionism,”
The schmuck Palestinian who killed a three-month-old girl for example, is being hailed as a great hero. Yup, their heroes are murderers and terrorists. Nice, isn’t it? This means that Israel will continue to be de-legitimized and attacked for committing no crime other than existing and defending themselves.
Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden for a chat and Harretz suggests that Israel might be considering closing its embassy in Sweden altogether. Given recent developments, I can’t say I would argue with that decision.
And if you think this isn’t going to be a big deal take a look at what the rt wrote “Those fighting for Palestine – currently Hamas – are labeled as “terrorists” by Israel, so Wallstrom thinks a voice must be given to what she sees as the more moderate part of the population.” Moderate? Right the moderate Palestinians, those who do not shoot the rockets themselves, but pat the backs of those who do.
Sweden has reared its ugly antisemitic head once again and proved that their government is completely ignorant of what is actually happening in the Middle East. Israel is now in even more danger as the world turns its back on her and supports those trying to harm her. It is imperative now more than ever that those who support Israel stand strong and stand loud, because if we do not stand up for ourselves, who will?