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Swedish Foreign Minister: Paris Attacks Rooted in Palestinian Frustration in Middle East

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Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström linked Palestinian grievances with Israel to the Islamist terror attacks that killed 129 people in Paris.

“Obviously, we have reason to be worried, not just in Sweden but across the world—because there are so many that are being radicalized. Here, once again, we are brought back to situations like the one in the Middle East, where not least, the Palestinians see that there is not a future. We must either accept a desperate situation or resort to violence,” Wallström said in a television interview.

In response to Wallström’s comments, Israel summoned Sweden’s ambassador to the Jewish state for an urgent meeting with Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold, calling the Swedish minister’s remarks “brazen,” “shocking,” and “hostile.”

Attempting to clarify Wallström’s rhetoric, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said, “In the interview which is referred to, no implication or reference was made that implied that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had any relevance for the tragic events in Paris. We condemn all acts of terror. We must now unite as democracies to fight for our common values in these challenging times.”

The Israeli Foreign Ministry, however, stood by its argument that Wallström’s statement was “systematically biased and one-sided against Israel.”

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  • D. Bolger

    The jihad of the Israel right wingers agains Palestinians cannot be concealed forever.

    The only democracy in the Middle East is a democracy for one faith and a police
    state for all the others.

    Bit dogs howl!

    D. Bolger

  • Jonsar

    A woman with a big heart and true conscious, she raises her voice while others shut their eyes and bury their heads in the ground. GO Sweden!

  • Rasha Kamhawi

    A brave woman who is not afraid of voicing her opinion even if it angers the Big Bully in the Middle East.

  • skunk

    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
    -Martin Luther King

  • Sylvie Soumagnac

    Does the Foreight Minister of Sweeden believes, as she thinks it happen in Israel, the terrorists who killed more than 130 and wounded 350 in Paris did it out of despear??? Having no other alternative than violence??? Is there any acceptable reason for terrorisme, in France, in Israel or anywhere else in the world???

  • How embarrassing for Sweden to have such a moron as their Foreign Minister.And how much she must have Israel and Jews to come to this idiotic and simply rubbish conclusion.Shamevin her for her idiocy,and some on her for casting her shadow on Sweden.

  • Aviva Sucher

    This woman must be a real genius. Providing the terrorists with a perfectly legitimate excuse.. What a morally degenerate stupid woman, and what about her country, where rape is soaring..Why, because, they hate Christians… IDIOT

  • Rick Brandt

    Praying for the awakening of all people to the fact that Muslims are taught they are not made in the image of GOD. The deep dark stronghold of satan is broken when all children, sweede, s Israili, s, Muslims, Russians, Japanese, Cubans etc. To understand they are made in Yahway,s image. The real evil is what the children are held in bondage to darkness and no life, no true hope. No liberty in Yahway.

  • sloeb

    She should find another job – the non Muslim world is done with this insane thinking. These politicians in Sweden will be replaced with leaders that actually listen to their populations and those who think like this fool should consider themselves lucky if they are not arrested, tried for treason – and hung

  • retired

    She should do the right thing if she feels so strongly about the subject.She should implement a new policy which would allow another 4 or 5 million Arabs to enter into Sweden.This would go a long way to help ease their frustrations!

    • Why Europe should absorb Arabs ??????! There are more than 50 Muslim countries in the world. Why Arabs do not go to wealthy muslim countries, like Saudia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, emirates, Iran?????????