And she was OK in Skavlan.
Anna Kinberg Batra – an economist by training, has delivered her first real punch on the Stefan Löfven-Margot Wallström duo on a foreign policy issue, namely the duo’s premature ”recognition” of the state of Palestine and their persistence in holding on to that position/ recognition (which isn’t going anywhere) and obdurately maintaining that position in spite of the furore such a decision has generated. It’s as if what best friend Israel thinks and from Jerusalem how best friend Israel reacts to Sweden’s boldfaced decision, doesn’t matter and is of no consequence to Sweden-Israel relations and thus Löfven and Wallström in particular is cutting off the nose to spite the face.
I’m beginning to start feeling sorry for Mr. Löfven : it looks as if the Pharaoh’s heart is hardened once again (like Swedish Steel) along with the heart of his foreign minister Margot Wallström, also hardened and maybe even harder
This we can tell because she is so much more strident with the words she utters. Mr Löfven should try to rein her in, tell her to curb the unnecessary fire that she is spitting out. Vladimir Zhirinovsky of course would put it to her a little differently, hard to hard, hardened Russian male chauvinist soul saturated with vodka to hard Swedish female, not even a minister of defence – and sweet Baby James too, would put it differently: Oh baby, don’t you loose your lip on me
Of course an exasperated Israeli Ambassador Isaac Bachman, as always, would still express himself diplomatically.
Peter Wolodarski is an influential opinion maker and you are that if you are editor of Dagens Nyheter – Sweden’s most important and most widely circulated newspaper. In his Sunday editorial he has said that proposing a two state solution (Israel + a state of Palestine) is not (necessarily) an enemy position but he has taken Margot Wallström to task for being so strident – so undiplomatic, so furious and unhelpful with her wordings:
“Margot Wallström, does not promote peace or Sweden’s interests by throwing new word clouds at Jerusalem”
But, as in the Bible – as in last Sabbath’s Torah portion Vaeira, the Pharaoh’s heart was hardened. And incidentally, last Sabbath’s Torah Portion begins with these words:
“God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am Hashem. I appeared to Isaac and to Jacob as El Shaddai , but with My Name HASHEM I did not make Myself known to them. Moreover, I established My covenant with them to give the land of Canaan, the land of their sojourning, in which they sojourned. Moreover, I have heard the groan of the Children of Israel whom Egypt enslaves and I have remembered My covenant. Therefore, say to the Children of Israel: “I am Hashem, and I shall take you out from under the burdens of Egypt; I shall rescue you from their service; I shall redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I shall take you to Me for a people and I shall be a God to you; and you shall know that I am HASHEM your God, Who takes you out from the burden of Egypt. I shall bring you to the land about which I raised My hand to give it to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and I shall give it to you as a heritage – I am HASHEM” (Exodus 6. 2-8)
And the Haftaras Veira begins:
“So said my Lord HASHEM/ ELOHIM : “ When I gather in the House of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and I shall be sanctified by them in the eyes of the nations, and they shall dwell on their land that I gave to My servant , to Jacob; then they shall dwell upon it securely, and build houses, and plant vineyards and dwell securely – and when I execute judgments upon all who disdain them roundabout them – then they shall know that I am HASHEM, their God.” (Ezekiel 28: 25-26)
Empires may come and go, but step by step, step by step, the Almighty’s promise is being fulfilled. As I read this portion this Sabbath, I thought of the new wave of Aliyah from France and that they too will “build houses” in which to dwell securely according to the promise.
I know that Stefan Löfven, in his humble, mortal capacity as Prime Minister of Sweden does not think that he is like the Almighty even though for the time being, during this his brief sojourn down here on earth he may be thinking that compared to Bible Prophecy his speech (what he says) is very important and as important as his thoughts about the land which the Almighty has given to His beloved People.
Löfven defends Palestine decision,
He would like to see two states, an Israel with or without defendable borders living in peace and harmony, side by side with PLO’s Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. Then there’s the bigger international picture, he would like to see Israel living in tranquillity, side by side with Assad (means lion in Arabic), with Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the wounded lions of Ikhwan al Muslimin (in Egypt) and on the rest of the Eastern flank the Deep Blue Sea.
Then there’s the wider international picture of that not so tranquil neighbourhood, just slightly further afield you have Iran, Islamic State in Iraq and al-Qaeda and al-Nusra grinding their teeth, impatient, eager to plunge the whole area into darkness. It’s Jihad time. The whole neighbourhood is already a sea of chaos, over which they want to create the Caliphate, with Israel as the twenty third Arab State.
The late Gaddafi had invited Israel to join the Arab League previously.
At this point we note that Löfven-Wallstrom are toying with the idea of committing Swedish troops to help our Kurdish Brethren fight the murderous butchers called “Islamic State” – but to our surprise they (Löfven-Wallström & the Social –Democratic flock) do not show the same urgency or commitment to what is feasible, could and should be an Independent Kurdistan.
Indeed there is a Kurdish People and a million reasons why they should be self-governing, move from regional autonomy to independence, but they (the apologists) will probably tell us that the time is not yet ripe.
And a million other excuses.
Last night I was sad, very sad to learn that Jim Clancy is leaving CNN. I like the guy (and Femi Oke too) – and the CNN – In Atlanta, my younger brother was a friend and neighbour to Turner many years ago and I’ve heard a lot about him…
Doing some word juggling this evening, I came up with Mohammicide - that is what people who kill in the name of Muhammad commit – people who justify homicide and kill to avenge the Prophet Muhammad ( s.a.w.) could be charged with Mohammicide
It could be a handy word, laced with precision
and it could enter the penal code of Western Civilisation….
And since words are useful when they have meaning,
There could also be Mohammicide
spelled with either one of two ems.
English language words are not all pure word logic, sometimes they can be tricky, and sometimes a menace; they go with a feeling for the lingo.
Take the word ”vegetarians” for example – people who survive on vegetables.
By the same token, without feeling, you (or Robin Crusoe who didn’t get the language with his mother’s milk) would think that those who eat humans for survival would be called “humanitarians” wouldn’t you ?
There’s this joke, you’ve heard before:
“An elderly Jewish man who served his community as a religious teacher and butcher stood before a German judge who was known for his anti-Semitic views. During all the proceedings he never once called the defendant by his name but referred to him as “Mr Butcher”, throughout. When the hearing was over, the judge asked the old man, “Mr Butcher, do you wish to add anything to your statement?”
“Yes Sir”, replied the old man, “I would like to emphasize that to humans I’m a teacher and only to beasts am I a butcher.”
It’s 10.30 a.m. I had thought that perhaps I coined a new word earlier this morning but I just checked only to find that some Okuru curs with a slightly uglier tale have beaten me to it and here are their less sympathetic avowals of Muhammicide
Upon further reflection maybe not such an appropriate term after all since the name Muhammad far from being associated with crime or murder means “the praised one” and not e.g. “the suffering servant” (Israel in Isaiah 53)
or “the crucified one” (They’re praise singing about him here)
The crucified one
about whom the Quran says :
“They should not boast (the Jews)), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah” – for they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them to be so, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not..”
The Quran on the Crucifixion (Ahmed Deedat calls it “crucifiction”
If she (the good one) says this then it must be true: “Ik ben niet een stout meisje”
Miss Israel and Miss France, together against terror.
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