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    • Brad
    • 02.12.09 | 03:25 (IST)

    Let us suspend disbelief for a moment and pretend that Sweden is acting in good faith. Apparently, its memory is awful. Not only has it forgotten the way Jews were treated by Pals, pre the creation of the state of Israel, including pogroms, killing of the sparse pockets of the Jewish population, progressive exclusion from Jerusalem, the Pals aligning themselves with Hitler in the Arab brigade, the banning of Jews from their holiest site and the unprovoked attack of Israel by Pals and all surrounding Arab countries in 1967. This latter event, led to "the occupation", that and subsequent Arab refusal to accept Israel's offer to withdraw in exchange for peace, recognition and negotiation. The Swedish position is nothing short of outrageous. It amounts to blaming the victim, albeit what is now a very strong victim. If theEU initiative is serious, Israel should build a wall between the Jewish quarter, including the wailing wall, and the rest of Jerusalem &, if necessary take more.

    from the article: Livni to Sweden: Ditch EU plan on dividing Jerusalem
    First published 02:32 01.12.09 | Last updated 13:56 19.12.09
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