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January 13, 2016 12:56 pm

Top Israeli Official Calls Swedish Foreign Minister an Antisemite

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Israeli National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Minister Yuval Steinitz. Photo: Wikipedia.

Israeli National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Minister Yuval Steinitz. Photo: Wikipedia.

An Israeli minister called Sweden’s top diplomat an “antisemite,” after she once again attacked the Jewish state during a parliamentary session on Tuesday.

In an interview with Israel Radio on Wednesday morning, National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Minister Yuval Steinitz blasted Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström for demanding an investigation into Israeli “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinians during the current wave of violence.

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces — many of them in the middle of carrying out terrorist attacks against Israeli soldiers, police and civilians — since October, when tensions flared in Jerusalem and across the West Bank.

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Steinitz, from the ruling Likud Party, said Wallström was an antisemite – “whether consciously or unconsciously” – because she singled out Israel for killing terrorists without trial while other countries, such as the US, Russia and France, do so without her demanding an investigation.

Steinitz also said Sweden was the “EU champion” for the number of citizens that have gone to fight for ISIS.

Israel Radio also reported on the harsh response to Wallström’s remarks from politicians across party lines.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, also of Likud, announced that her office would not review requests from Swedish ministers or deputy ministers to visit Israel. As far back as a year ago, according to Israel Radio, a message was conveyed to Wallström that if she came to the country, nobody would meet with her.

Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni said it was unacceptable to compare terrorist attacks with the Israeli security response. Livni stressed however that Israel must maintain normal diplomatic relations with Sweden before adopting more extreme measures.

Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman — who was Wallström’s counterpart in the previous government — went a step further than Steinitz, saying, “The only thing the Swedish foreign minister hasn’t done yet is actually join the Palestinian terrorists in stabbing Jews. Given how she’s behaved until now, one can only hope this won’t happen.”

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, of Labor, said that Wallström was giving a “tail wind” to terrorism and that comments like hers on Tuesday made the chances for separation between Israel and the Palestinians harder to achieve.

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  • Dani

    This lady is in love with a moslem and thinks that by attacking Israel her lover would love her more. How wrong she is!!!!!!!

  • GINETTE ZINI COHEN

    Wallstrom might be ignorant about the history of the Middle East. She would be surprised to comprehend the fact that jews follow the God commandments of peace and love but most of all the sanctity of life.

  • GINETTE ZINI COHEN

    Wallstrom is a perfect ignorant of the Muslim faith of Islam. She should start studying the Jew’s history with its values dictated by God and more about the Koran and the life of the Prophet. she should be ashamed of herself by choosing the philosophy of Death instead of the knowledge of a real Democracy based on the sanctity of Life and power of Love.

  • HaroldT

    How refreshing to see one Israeli with the guts to call a Nazi an anti-Semite.

  • ebenezee samuel

    Nothing comes out her mouth but maggots!

  • brenrod

    LOL, one step closer to being rid of the scum who will soon be kneeling on the prayer rugs of those they tried to foist on the Jews.

  • Michael Fox

    For such an important subject, I can’t help but saying, I was very disappointed in the writing skills of the author. Very awkward sentence structure, still the message of the article is clear, Swedish PM Wallstrom is not a friend of Israel and shows her bias against the Jewish state at every opportunity she gets.

  • Erik

    Israel should focus on determining the extent to which Swedish money is financing the stabbing campaign. If any money from the Swedish government has gone to financing Palestinian terrorists, either before their assaults or to reward those who have been imprisoned or killed for these assaults, the Government of Sweden should be indicted as an accomplice to whatever those assaults caused, including murder, if applicable. Warrants should then be sought through Interpol for the arrest and extradition of members of that government.

    • brenrod

      absolutely correct

  • Wyn Harter

    Israel, the people of God, is a very special nation, and He will bless that bless her and curse those that curse her. Our family prays for this great nation daily, and we very thankful for all they have done and do for the world.

    God bless Israel……

    wyn, diane, bradley

  • Myron Slater

    Ask the Swedish government about the money they refused to give to the Holocaust survivors that they deposited in their bank before the war. Also, the money they accepted from the Nazis during the Holocaust!

  • The Swedish FM Margot Wallström hates the Jewish State Israel, she hates Jews and Judaism. Furthermore, she is accusing Israel of crimes Israel has not committed. She is constantly accusing Israel. She has a sick mind.

    Meanwhile Islamic immigrants in Sweden are raping women and are committing sexual crimes. Please revert to http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

    I believe that the FM of Sweden gets a kick from this situation.

  • Reform School

    “Antisemite?”

    Too diplomatic!

    What’s wrong with “Scumbag?”

  • Margot Wallström is a bloody shame for Scandinavia and Europe.
    Her stupidity resembles that of Angela Merkel who cancelled the production clean and cheap nuclear energy and opened the borders of Europe for islamites. These two women are a serious danger for Europe. The same applies to Obama

  • BARBARA SHABO

    Swedish FM Margot Wallstrom describes shooting Palestinians engaged in the act of stabbing, shooting or rammng Israeli police and civilians as “extra judicial executions.”

    A few days ago, France 24 reported a man pulled a meat cleaver from his coat pocket and ran towards police officers. He did not heed their warnings, and police opened fire and killed him.

    This scenario, when it occurs in France, is called police action. The same scenario, when it occurs in Israel, miraculously becomes an “extra judicial execution.”

    No wonder Sweden is the rape capital of Europe.

  • Zucker

    Ban: Astra Zeneca, Electrolux, Ericsson (who cares), H & M (better Zara), IKEA ( can’t get through the manuals anyway), Wrapp ( what about those good ´ol cards ? ), swedish girls
    ( not much behind those blue eyes ), swedish winters ( too long, too cold ), swedish saunas ( who want to sit naked with strangers ? ), swedish suicide rates ( no wonder ! ).

  • VictorMc

    Good, who in the hell cares?Let them enjoy their once excellent country the Muslims have destroyed.

  • Looking at the articles in today’s online paper, it is not only the Swedish Foreign Minister who is an antisemite.

  • I think she is more than a mere Antisemite – she is a blatant Jewhater.

  • Rabbi M Friedman

    Boycott only Swedish products!

    • Jamie Gunn

      Right on Rabbi! BDS works both ways. Hit Sweden where it hurts: in its wallet. DON’T BUY FROM SWEDEN (or any other country/corporation doing business with Sweden.) Don’t invest in Swedish government bonds etc. If you have Swedish relatives, friends, or acquaintances tell them what’s going on.

  • marta mikey frid

    About time!!!

  • Carol

    Wallstrom has helped seal Sweden’s fate as likely the first country in Europe that will be permanently destroyed, never to arise again. H’ will demand this justice.

  • Mickey Oberman

    At last members of Israel’s government are aroused enough to call a dog a dog.

    Keep up the pressure ladies and gentlemen.
    Those who sleep with dogs will wake up with fleas.
    There are more than enough mad dogs in Sweden now to have every Swede scratching himself/herself vigorously.

    What a pity!

  • BaldurDasche

    She called Saudis misogynistic and Israeli security forces extra-judicial killers. Let’s try the evidence of those things, with the evidence that she is an anti-semite, in the court of public opinion.

    Speaking truth to power is never wrong, or anti-anything.

  • shloime

    not very diplomatic! “a diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.”

    perhaps israel should demand an international inquiry into the human rights abuses against women in sweden.

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