Is it a question / matter of putting the state of Israel above Jewish values – or – is the very sustenance and continued survival/existence of the Jewish state so imperative that Jewish values must be transgressed in the pursuit of Israel’s collective happines (of its people for its people) through a security – the basis of happiness – which is being denied Israel, by her enemies, even as the Palestinians experience what they feel is “collective punishment.”?
The Jewish nature of the State – the Swedish nature of the state.
You can substitute Sweden for Israel in all of the above although “Jewish Values” to my mind is more clearly – at least traditionally defined – Swedish Values – can somebody (Harald Ofstad’s gone, Torbjorn Tannsjo ?) please tell me exactly what they (Swedish Values) are – they are great, to have produced such a great nation even if their sources are to be found in the ethics advised during the very dangerous times of Havamal – which incidentally, I discovered this decade, during two successive summer excursions to Birka:
Of course Sweden and the rest of the European Union also lay claim to the Judeo-Christian tradition – in the wake of the ever-emerging so slowly but surely, an “Islamo-Judaic- Christian tradition” taking birth today, in our collectivized Europe.
N.B. I didn’t say Eurabia or Eurabians.
True, Sweden’s Palestinians can be perceived as being her own militant crop of Muslims who live within the Swedish realm and who, like Hamas, want to impose Sharia Law – all over Israel and soon enough – just give them a chance – here in our Sweden too, in Stockholm and Malmö.
Another difference between Israel and Sweden is that Sweden – first of all Sweden does not have enemies or Islamic enemies. There have been no Sweden-Arab wars. (The unrepentant ingrate Lars Vilks is a persona non-grata in Saudi Arabia – he might be on the sub-agenda of the next Arab League Convention and better still a fatwa or two may be passed on his sorrowful head – he can then wag his tail and sing because that’s the only fame he’s going to get – that’s about all the attention the dog is going to get.
Unlike Israel, Sweden has no permanent enemies – militarized ones – and Carl de Bildt knows that Sweden faces no existential threat (such as the demographic nightmare of being overwhelmed by Muslims and al-Islam).
Nor does Sweden face the thorny problem called “ the Right of Return “ or an immigration problem with its self-propelling multicultural dynamic being of such a magnitude within the Swedish microcosm that it cannot be regulated by the authority invested in the Swedish state, without it being the UN’s and the OIC and the Muslim world’s and the whole world’s problem.
Thinking of the level 3 Terrorist Alert, presently, or in time, this can also apply to Sweden:
“Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.”
– “The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives,” by Zbigniew Brzezinski (1997), Council on Foreign Relations, National Security Advisor to President Carter and adviser to Presidents Reagan and Bush the First