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TT/The Local · 11 Apr 2010, 10:07

Published: 11 Apr 2010 10:07 GMT+02:00

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Three resolutions urging a ban on Israeli products were approved by a majority of the 425 members in attendance at Saturday's annual meeting in Gothenburg of the consumer cooperative society for western Sweden, Konsumentföreningen Väst (KF Väst). The resolutions cited Israel's role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as grounds for a boycott.

"The board will now push the issue of a boycott to the other Swedish consumer cooperatives," said chairperson Carina Malmer in a statement.

KF Väst is one of the largest of the 47 consumer cooperative societies that make up the Swedish Cooperative Union, which has more than 3 million members.

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The Swedish Cooperative Union owns the Coop chain of supermarkets. According to the union's own figures, the retail consumer cooperative societies and Coop together account for 21.4 percent of the grocery retail sector in Sweden.

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11:09 April 11, 2010 by Nemesis
On the basis of that I will stop buying Swedish and buy Israeli instead.

That resolution is idiotic.

I don't see them demanding that we stop importing Saudi Oil because christians are not allowed to build churches there.

When are they going to have a boycott of countries that force a women to wear a hijab in public? I want to attend the vote.
11:28 April 11, 2010 by calebian22
What a shame. Their hatred of Israel blinds them to the fact that Israel has the best fruit and vegetables found anywhere in the world. Tasting fresh produce from the Carmel market in Tel Aviv is a foodie experience like no other.
11:32 April 11, 2010 by Tennessee Thunder
@Nemesis,,If this happens I won't only stop buying Swedish Produce,I,ll stop shopping at Coop.
12:24 April 11, 2010 by DanielC
I can't believe people are siding with Israel on this. Israel has been occupying Palestenian land illegally for decades. They casually ignore international law and build on occupied land.

Nemesis' comparison with Saudi Arabia is ridiculous. Saudi Arabia is not occupying Christian land or killing people. Saudi Arabia's prohibition of churches is more comparable with Switzerland's prohibition of miranets.
12:39 April 11, 2010 by krrodman

Be careful when you cite international law. The first United Nations resolution on Israel is resolution 181 which allows for the legal formation of Israel. The surrounding arab countries refuse to accept or acknowledge that Israel is a legal entity as demanded by 181. As I am sure you are aware, Israel has been attacked multiple times over the last 50 years.

If we are going to insist that Israel accept United Nations resolutions, than let do the same for the surrounding Arab countries. If we are going to boycott Israeli goods until they accept United Nations mandates, than let us do the same for the surrounding Arab countries.

No fruit from Israel.

No oil from the middle east.
12:40 April 11, 2010 by Rick Methven

"Tasting fresh produce from the Carmel market in Tel Aviv is a foodie experience like no other"

All grown in the West Bank on land stolen from Palestinians
12:40 April 11, 2010 by rthomasson
Isn't it a typical leftwing initiative to let everyone know how 'pious and good they are?' The act reminds me old DDR propaganda; aimed to show the world how peaceful and good the regime of Erich Honecker was and how happy the working people living in 'The people republic of East Germany' were.

Sweden is not the DDR. I cannot understand why the Swedes still take the word of a party's who's main goal is to ruin steadily their home country by mass immigration from the third world? The Swedes know what kind of people Palestinians, Lebanese and other Muslims are? They have seen them on act in Malmø. The trails of mass rapes and criminality are all over the place. Why aren't the Swedes sending people with such harmful ideology to hell? And use common sense? Their main task now is to save Sweden for their children and grandchildren. The Palestinians who have had adopted for so long the trade mark of 'Stakkers' (a word means poor wretches in Dutch and Swedish) have to look for themselves. Enough is enough.
12:47 April 11, 2010 by Shahram
@Nemesis, what a shame that we cant stop importing Saudi Oil because christians are not allowed to build churches there. I have a suggestion on how we can get in a situation when christians can make churches in Saudi Arabia. I think we should start to immigrate christians living in different parts of the world to start colonization in special areas around big Saudi cities and later try to get recognition from from United Nations to declare those colonies as a new country. I think in one's own country one can create its own places of worship. Yeah we should also not forget to dislocate the people who may have been living in those colonies for centuries to make sure we will not have any problems in these newly created colonies. This way we don't have to stop buying the Saudi oil and can still have places of worship. I hope everybody will agree to my suggestion as this will not be the first time it will happen. Well history repeats itself.
13:11 April 11, 2010 by enlightened
Notice how some of the posters here were quick to make this an Islam-Christianity issue. How ignorant of you. Boycotting Israel is an ethical position based on Israel illegal occupation of Palestinian territory, building of illegal settlements in occupied land and use of disproportionate force against Palestinian civilians (including internationally banned weapons). I applaud the Swedish consumer group for doing the right thing.

Now someone suggested boycotting Saudi Arabia. I am not necessarily against the idea. In fact I try not to buy products from countries which are known to commit human right abuses (e.g. China, Saudi Arabia, Iran). But that has nothing to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
13:34 April 11, 2010 by calebian22

You say Palestine, I say Israel. Good luck with your support of the boycott. I and my Zionist friends will try and eat your share.
13:48 April 11, 2010 by Donny Rover
Well said Shahram !
13:54 April 11, 2010 by rthomasson
@Daniel Ali C

Before you rush to defend your 'World Stakkers' (word known to Dutch and Swedes) have a look at some historical facts.

WWII had known many mass murderers and collaborators in (nearly) all occupied countries. Though non of them had the honor to have a sit in the executive board of the Nazis. People like Vidkun Quisling, the Croatian Ante Pavelic of the Ustasha, the Hungarian Szálasi´s (Arrow Cross Party), The Dutch Anton Mussert (NSB) and Belgian Léon Degrelle; they all had the rank of 'Pizza-Boys'. Only one non-European folk had the honor to take part in planning the final solution; THE PALESTINIANS. Their leader Haj Amin Al Husseini was no 'Pizza Boy'!. He was a respectable member in the planning board. He took a sit next to Adolf Eichmann to plan the final solution for the Jews in Palestine. In order to give the plan a good finishing touch, he was allowed to train in occupied Yugoslavia. His Muslim SS units The 'Handshar' had murdered ten thousands of Serbians Jews and Roma. In 1948-1949 and in 1967 the Arabs had more chances to execute their plan to wipe out the Jewish population of Palestine. But they were not good enough to book good results. If you view what a pay back the Croatians and Bosnians had to endure during the nineties by Milosevic, Karadzic and general Mladic you understand the Palestinians were quite lucky!!!.

They were the ones who wanted war so badly in 1948 and 1967 and they lost. Even now in the winter of 2008 - after they had got the Gaza strip wholly back - they had declared a 'Total War', the way Jozef Göbbels had done at the Sportpalast in Berlin of 1942. They had lost again. In their preparations for the "Total War of 2008', the Hamas did not bother even to take some measures to look after the needs of their own civilians?

Your comparison with Saudi Arabia and Switzerland is even less then trivial. The Swiss had to vote in order to avoid building more mosques in their country. The Saudis have not even one single church in the whole of Saudi Arabia. In the Muslim World, Christians are third rate citizens. See what is happening in Turkey, Iraq, Egypt and even Gaza where an ethnic cleansing against Christians is taking place.
13:54 April 11, 2010 by tgolan
Thev Time has come for a bojcott but not of Israeli products BUT of Swedish products and Sweden, Sweden has illagelly occupied lappland and raped its nature for over 200 years ,

The Sámi people are the indigenous people of northern Europe, inhabiting a territory that covers all of northern Sweden. Their language is the Sámi language, which is a member of the Finno-Ugric language family.

Sweden has been occupying and oppressing this people and their culture and stealing their natural resources for many years. The Sami people have a right to their own free and independent land. FREE SAMI AND LAPLAND!
14:00 April 11, 2010 by peropaco
Yet another Islam appeasement initiative by a group of peoples with a brain the size a maggot. How about Swedes boycotting country's which allows 10 and 11 year old girls to marry and then bleed to death the night of their wedding because the animal of a husband rammed the poor child too deep?
14:20 April 11, 2010 by Kronaboy
My wife and I have been boycotting Jewish products for years in particular citrus fruit which is grown by stealing clean drinking water from the mouth of Palestinian babies. I remember at University having a conversation with a fellow Jewish student who was boasting at how since they had taken over every where they had control over in Palestine was covered in lush green grass, I tried to point out that it was a desert, and she just looked at me with bemusement.
14:25 April 11, 2010 by Lautreamont
Palestinians have its own homeland, it's called Jordan. Just consult your history books. I already boycott any product or service from Islamic countries. Islam is a bloody-thirsty evil cult/political ideology that seeks to dominate the world through the Sharia Law, a barbaric set of retrograde rules. Israel is the first line of defence of the West and I support its armed forces 100 percent. Ban Islam, Halal and all this bullshit before it's too late. Read Oriana Fallaci, Ayan Hirsi Ali. Get informed and prepare yourself. The war against Islam is just getting started.
14:26 April 11, 2010 by enlightened
@ rthomasson # 12

There's surely a long history of conflict between Jews and Arabs in that part of the world. You tried to portray Palestinians as the aggressors. I think it is pointless to debate who is to blame in such context. For example I could argue that Jews were only 10% of the population in the early 20th century according to British census so they did not deserve to have their own homeland. But it doesn't matter. Today both Israelis and Palestinians are going nowhere. They have to share the land.

What is relevant today is the continuous building of illegal settlements by Israel in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This activity was declared illegal by the United Nations. So was the apartheid wall built inside the West Bank. These activities are hindering the peace process and irritating even the strongest ally of Israel - The United States.

@Kronaboy #15

Good for you! I also boycott Israeli produce.
14:34 April 11, 2010 by peropaco
@Kronaboy. lest hope; G-d forbids if your wife ever get myometrium cancer that she would consider boycotting the Israeli tool which will be use to conduct the surgery. BTW, can you name one Jewish product? not to be confused with Israeli but I am sure even a genious like you can tell the difference between Jews and Israeli right?
14:40 April 11, 2010 by enlightened

"Islam is a bloody-thirsty evil cult/political ideology that seeks to dominate the world through the Sharia Law, a barbaric set of retrograde rules."

These barbaric laws are based on the same laws found in the Old Testament. Islam is no more barbaric than Christianity or Judaism. It just happens that Christianity has evolved to use more sophisticated tools to wage war which seem less barbaric. Take the Iraq war for instance. It is supported mainly by the Christian right in the USA. Is it surprising that godly people are firm believers of war?
14:54 April 11, 2010 by peropaco
Another mosque is going up in Goteborg. bravo sweden.. Your appeasement is working very well. the population is reproducing like those horny rabbits from Nyköping. what's next?
14:58 April 11, 2010 by eZee.se
Boy o boy, hardly mention Jews and Isreal and automatically we have different versions of History coming up complete with one moron having multiple accounts on this board.

Personally, I dont give a crap towards that history (theres just tooooooo much to take in there) but i dont like this *recent* decision so i will make sure me and my family boycott coop if this goes through.
14:58 April 11, 2010 by cbeynch
This is ridculous! Israel, with all its flaws, is the only democracy in all of the Middle East. Shouldn't we instead boycott some of the rabid theocrats in the countries surrounding her, so that they too can become familiar with democratic ideals? Reading some of the, hostile to Israel, comments above one would think that shariah laws are an acceptable alternative. Peace in the Palestine/Israel conflict can only be achieved if the Palestinians lay down their weapons. - What would happen if Israel laid down her weapons, one asks? Support Israel! Buy Israeli products!
15:04 April 11, 2010 by Torontonian
I am sure Israelis are in shock. Sweden's masses will not eat an Israeli orange!!! Oohh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The end is near!

You should probably shut down your computer because the processor has come from the Intel plant at Qiryat Gat; you should shut down your cellphone because Nokia and Sony use Israeli-designed software; you will have to end your Powerpoint presentation because your memory stick was developed in Israel. Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel. Two of the world's most widely used FDA-approved multiple-sclerosis drugs, Copaxone and Rebif, were developed from research carried out at Weizmann Institute of Science.

If you boycott. Please do it properly. Tennis matches and a tomato is easy. Driving Jews out of Malmo is fun and legitimate. Try not taking a cancer medication. Now that would show some commitment.

Also, how about a boycott of Iran, Yemen, Saudi...or let's try CHINA?
15:10 April 11, 2010 by enlightened

"Israel, with all its flaws, is the only democracy in all of the Middle East. "

Actually Israel is a theocracy. It is the only country I know of that grants one citizenship solely based on religion.

More and more organizations are starting to boycott Israel. It is happening not only in Sweden by everywhere. Israel is following the path of Apartheid South Africa. Sooner or later they will have to hand over the country to the indigenous population. I see no way around this (just look at the demographics and population growth rate). Israel is doomed.
15:12 April 11, 2010 by zircon
Is it that time of the month again, Sweden?
15:14 April 11, 2010 by calebian22

Obviously you, like so many others, don't understand the meaning of the word "Christian." Christianity is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Jesus was a pacifist. The Torah, the Old Testament, and the Johnny come lately, Quran are all based on Moseic law. When Christians wage war in the name of Christianity as you are suggesting is occurring in Iraq (I would posit political gain and oil as more likely over some modern Crusade), they are using Old Testament teachings. Christ would not approve.
15:16 April 11, 2010 by Torontonian
Actually Israel is a theocracy. It is the only country I know of that grants one citizenship solely based on religion.

Not true. It grants based on Nationality. The Jewish NATION is a nation with its own language, common ethnic origins, culture and country. You do not need to practice Judaism to be considered a full 100% Jewish.

BTW, the Nazis did not murder Jews for their religion... the "gently" reminded even non practicing Jews who they were...
15:22 April 11, 2010 by rthomasson

Indeed there is a long history of conflict between Jews and (Muslim)Arabs. No. It is not only in this part of the world. It is everywhere in the world!. The conflict is not only between (Muslim)Arabs and Jews. It is a conflict everywhere in the world between Muslims and Christians and all others, who are no friends of bloodthirsty Mr. Allah. It is indeed pointless to debate who is to blame in such context. If you stand with the back to the wall, as the Israeli's are, the only thing to do, is to fight for your life. In Europe we are debating too much; especially leftwing wise guys!. In the meantime we are loosing our rights on our homeland. We are going nowhere; except the way down the drain. The beautiful city of Malmø and vast area's of Copenhagen (Nørrebro, Pingbjerg etc) are No Go area's for Danes and others. The Palestinians and other Muslim 'Stakkers' that came there as refugees, are chasing Christians and other whites away.

You and Kronaboy can hold to your principles of not buying Israeli products. I only ask myself how will you both pass the first month under the Sharia Law? How enlightened would you be?
15:23 April 11, 2010 by enlightened

Even if the motivation behind the Iraq war is oil/profit it cannot be sustained without an overwhelming support among evangelist Christians of the USA. I am not doubting that Jesus was a pacific. I am just saying that his followers in the USA (even if you disapprove of them) claim to be fulfilling God's will. Basing foreign policy on biblical mythology is extremely dangerous. This is why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is so messy. Jewish/Muslim fanatics make land claim based on their religion, Add to this equation the Christian right which sees supporting Israel as prerequisite for the second coming of Christ. What a mess!
15:25 April 11, 2010 by musiktjej
interesting how many people think that the building of settlements is illegal....yet casting children into Israeli buses dressed with bombs on themselves is not.

If you think that boycotting Israeli fruit is gonna prove something, it will only prove how

anit-semetic you are. The best fruit in this pitiful country comes from Israel and if you want to cut off your nose to spite your face...go right ahead and boycott.
15:29 April 11, 2010 by Lautreamont
Israel is the only secular democracy with universal suffrage in the Middle East. Fact.
15:55 April 11, 2010 by rthomasson

I have written it before and I'll do my best to repeat my words. You call people like Kronaboy and Enlightened anti-semitic. This is not wholly correct. The Semites are people of the Third World (Middle East). People who do kill as many possible other people in the name of their blood stained god Allah, people the Dutch Theo van Gogh had called 'geitenneukers', perverse people who like sex with little girls as old as six or seven years old, people who like more to use their genitals than their brains etc. In view of history, I don't think Jews like Heinrich Heine, Thomas Mann, Leon Bloem, Spinoza and Jozes Israels (Dutch painter of the Haagse School) have much in common with those so called Semites? It is like calling a persons on the level of Niels Bohr and Lars von Trier (half Jews) Baboons!.
15:57 April 11, 2010 by Lautreamont

Is it leftist liberal guilty that I smell coming out of your pores? I'm not defending any religion here, you see. It's all flawed, all based in fairy tales. But Islam is the new threat, see 9/11, Madrid, London, Bali, everywhere in the Middle East, Moscow, Denmark. Look at Rosengard in Malmo: it's like a guetto, there is no integration, because muslims don't want to integrate, they want to dominate the political system using the cultural relativism and the white liberal "guilty" as weapons. Europe has to change its immigration policies urgently. And stop being dangerously silly towards Israel. Change is coming though. The English Defence League is growing day by day in the UK, alongside the UKIP. Geert Wilders is the most famous politician in Europe. Switzerland is banning the idiotc minarets. Belgium will become the first European state to ban the burka. The anti-immigration Northern League in Italy won the last elections. Right wing parties are growing in Hungary, Poland. Scandinavia will catch up one day.
16:00 April 11, 2010 by millionmileman
The land that Israel wants to build on in Jerusalem was the hotel where that favorite Anit Semitic Muslim of Hitler resided. Yes the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

I hope the Israelis demolish it with their Volvo heavy equipment and the rubble carted away with Scania trucks!
16:42 April 11, 2010 by enlightened
There are a several issues being discussed at once and linked together in a nonsensical manner.

1- Obviously many have a problem with Muslim immigrants in Sweden. Assuming this sentiment is shared by majority of Swedes, why then not stop immigration from Muslim countries and ban building of mosques? Is Sweden a dictatorship where the will of the majority is ignored? I don't think you are allowed to blame Islam for your bad immigration policies.

2- Israel occupation of Palestine is not related to (1). If you think that you can fight spread of Islam in Europe by supporting the apartheid state of Israel then you are an idiot.

3- There's also the attack on Islam as an ideology. I support that. I see no sense in all three theist religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism). But I think the view that Islam is more violent than Christianity is ridiculous. Conquistadors, inquisitions, crusades, and current-day evangelists in the USA are few examples on Christian brutality. Of course you have to be aware that brutality can take many forms. One obvious form is chopping of heads and blowing people up in a crowded market. Another form is launching "smart" missiles from the conform of your Apache helicopter.
16:43 April 11, 2010 by Nordic Prince
@cbeynch #22 && @Lautreamont #31

"is the only democracy in all of the Middle East."

"Israel is the only secular democracy"

It is pretty clear that both of you've never read anything about democracy, and not even its meaning in the dictionary. However, I'd like to point out couple of facts, and they are as follows:

1) Arabs constitute 20% of the population within Israel, their voice in government is limited. Recently, an "expert" working for the General Security Service submitted his "expert opinion" to the Central Election Committee that undertook to disqualify Azmi Bishara and other Arab MKs from taking part in the election. This action would have deprived the Arabs of a voice in the Knesset if it had not been overturned by the Israeli court. The reality of Israeli political parties virtually assures non-representation of the Palestinians in the governing process. Even with Bishara permitted to run, the voice of the Palestinians is muted. As Uri Avnery noted recently, "One glance at the political map shows that without the Arab votes, no left-wing coalition has any chance of forming a government ­ not today, nor in the forseeable future, This means that without the Arabs, the Left cannot even dictate terms for its participation in a coalition dominated by the Right." .

2) Perhaps the most graphic illustration of the non-democracy that exists in Israel comes from Human Rights Watch and the US State Department reports published in Jurist Law. The range of abuses listed by the State Department includes detainees beaten by police, poor prison conditions that did not meet international standards, detainees held without charge, holding of detainees as bargaining chips, refusal to allow access to Obeid by the Red Cross, imposition of heavier sentences on Arabs than Jews, interference with private rights, etc,, and finally, "Trafficking in women for the purpose of forced prostitution is a continuing problem."

Human Rights Watch offers a litany of abuses, many more serious than those proffered by the Department of State: Israel has maintained the "liquidation" policy targeting individuals without trial by jury, lack of investigations to determine responsibility for killings and shootings, increased use of heavy weaponry, including F-16 fighter jets etc. against "Palestinian police stations, security offices, prisons, and other installations." HRW also references the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the occupied Territories for the wanton killing of civilians by settlers. The listing is too extensive to offer in its totality here.

3) Israel prevents reporters and peace activists from describing what is done in their name. Preventing the UN investigation of the Jenin "massacre" is only one example. Restricting journalists from occupied territory is another. Preventing Israeli and international peace activists from Nazkt Isa is the most recent, and other swedish peace activists.
17:12 April 11, 2010 by tgolan
lets fix our problems in Sweden first before Sweden tries to tell everyone else what to do

Free Lapppland from Swedish occupatation

The Sámi people are the indigenous people of northern Europe, inhabiting a territory that covers all of northern Sweden. Their language is the Sámi language, which is a member of the Finno-Ugric language family.

Sweden has been occupying and oppressing this people and their culture and stealing their natural resources for many years. The Sami people have a right to their own free and independent land. FREE SAMI AND LAPLAND!
17:48 April 11, 2010 by eZee.se
You know, since this always turns into a s**t flinging match with issues far and wide from the original article and different perspectives of law and history... lets ignore all that.

I just have one question for the people who hate Israel (and i am not taking any sides here) :

What do you really expect to happen there?

Do you believe that Israel will just get up and everyone leave?

That suddenly they will "repent" and the Palestinians will move in and all will be like it was 100 years ago?

Personally, I think both sides are trenched in and neither is going to give... so they should learn to coexist, but I'm curious as to what YOU think is going to happen or is the solution
17:51 April 11, 2010 by LeighAnn
I boycott Israeli goods anyway. Don't buy 'em, never have and never will.

Good for the Coop and I hope other supermarkets follow suit.
17:56 April 11, 2010 by enlightened

"What do you really expect to happen there? Do you believe that Israel will just get up and everyone leave?"

No. We expect Israel to follow international law:

- tear down the Apartheid wall

- Pull out their illegal settlements from the West Bank and East Jerusalem

Only then it would be possible to have peace. And if they wish to build a wall along the borders between Israel and the West Bank/Gaza, I have no problem with that, Every nation has the right to build fences along their borders... but NOT in occupied land.

Is this too much to ask?
18:00 April 11, 2010 by here for the summer
This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard .. I suggest a boycott COOP and I have started now.. for this racist antisemitic proposal ..
18:12 April 11, 2010 by graywolf
Thank you, Peropaco- as usual your comments resonate with those of us who can see the wood for the trees. Unfortunately the majority of Swedes have had it so good that they are unable to understand real suffering but amuse themselves in their spare time with liberal ideas which do harm to many but do not affect themselves.
18:26 April 11, 2010 by sebseb

first of, if you live in Sweden, I don't think you will be able to stop buying Swedish. And if you are not in Sweden, what the f..k are you doing here on this site?
18:35 April 11, 2010 by Lars J
This is the most stupid proposal I have heard in years. Why not boycott the US? They have started illegitimate wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why not boycott all countries who have recognized the unilateral independence declaration of Kosovo, which is against international law? Why not boycott all countries who use land mines? Why not boycott all countries who use cluster bombs? No country is perfect. If you would boycott everybody who has done something wrong the people would starve to death. To ONLY boycott Israel would be very racistic and unfair. Better yet is to use other means for political statements.
18:41 April 11, 2010 by Nordic Prince
@Nemesis #1

"we stop importing Saudi Oil"

One of the most funniest and idiotic thoughts I've ever heard of since I was born. You should know very well that the whole world literally beg Saudi Arabia to buy its oil, as a matter of fact they (Saudis) are doing the world favor by selling oil. Otherwise, your volvo or other won't take you anywhere...

If we are in year 2510 and we use nuclear as a source of energy, then, yeah... your statement would make sense, but as for now, shutup!

@Lautreamont #16

"Palestinians have its own homeland, it's called Jordan."

1) I think you are the one who should read some history books and try to understand the real borders of Jordan before and after the zionist occupation.

2) Be extra careful and never ever repeat that again, Jordanians and King Abdullah II of Jordan would never ever accept to take more Palestinians into Jordan. Obviously, you are an ignorant buffoon, because if you ever watched some international news you would have noted how King Abdullah II of Jordan always insist on the fact that Jordan isn't and will never be the alternative-homeland, and he always uses a term "Red line", besides that, Jordan government is revoking the Jordanian citizenships from those who are originally Palestinians.

BTW, Are you serious with your ridiculous argument?

Jordan has very very very limited resources and barely feeds its own people..... huh? I forgotten that you are a moron!

@millionmileman #34

"I hope the Israelis demolish it with their Volvo heavy equipment and the rubble carted away with Scania trucks! "

Keep on hoping and spice it up with more deep hate..... It will never happen ...

By the way, Are you still hoping that muslims, Arabs, Somalis, Africans and all other immigrants will disappear from Sweden ?

I can assure you it is the same kind of hope which will lead you to heart attack out of anger.

hahahahha..... keep on hoping.....
19:01 April 11, 2010 by here for the summer
just so all the people reading this article who don't live anytime in Sweden COOP the store and the group suggesting this is associated with the most extreme part of Swedish socialism and the stores are going down. many new grocery chains are much better and are better run .. So this isn't all of Sweden and it the wacko side of the society proposing this .. and as someone else said this group has been promoting massive immigration from the third world to bolster their social agenda .. so it's not a mystery why they are anti Israel and besides being anti capitalist and anti american . My Swedish inlaws have boycotted the Coop brand for 30 years ,
19:04 April 11, 2010 by mehrdad1111
this KV people are antisemitic bastards. i wish swedens muslim population will grow even faster so we have a sharia state here in 20-30 years.

this people are not better then the nazis and their "dont buy from jews" slogans. they earn not a good future.
19:27 April 11, 2010 by rthomasson
@"Nordic Prince"

In your posting to millionmileman you had asked: Are you still hoping that Muslims, Arabs, Somalis, Africans and all other immigrants will disappear from Sweden?

My answer is: Yes!. In due course. In some turning point of time; when even 'Leftwing Neo Quislings' will realize that there is simply no other way. The Swedes will have to fight like their ancestors the Vikings did in order to get their country back. It is true, it will be the first war in nearly 300 years. Sweden was always neutral, but the time will come and the battles will be very cruel for both sides.

As for the Swedes who are still dreaming on a beautiful future with new 'Stakkers immigrants' please see the Future of Europe 2029 on link


There is nothing untrue in those prophecies; except the time span. It will not take till 2029. Make it 2015.
19:40 April 11, 2010 by theibmsstate2000
HELLO everybody,

if you see the history than you will get the information israel come to arab lands to capture slowly slowly,Hitlar was very clever he didnt allow jewish in europe this is the big example.learn from the history,destruction in the world coz of israel....

just tell me in the world which non mulsims are dieing every day.

bt in muslims countries everyday muslims are killing for what.

see the facts than talk the israel supporters.

israel only have problem with muslims.

muslim dont have problem.
20:07 April 11, 2010 by Elton John
rthomasson: So in 5 years Sweden will have its first war on 300 years (this is the first error in your text - the correct number is 196 years ~ 200 years)? Why don't you and "theibmsstate2000" exchange MSN addresses, I am sure it will be a fruitful conversation for both of you.
20:40 April 11, 2010 by Rahelli
israel dont have a broblem with muslim but muslim have a lot of problem every where.Palsti land is in jordan but jerusalem belong to be to israel that is a promise land of israel.Beside israel are very smart people they are very important people for our plant The GOD of Israel bless israel
22:39 April 11, 2010 by DanielC

I certainly don't object to applying international law equally everywhere. I think that the world currently lets Israel get away with murder (both figuratively and literally). Some Arab countries recognize Israel (e.g. Egypt) and others do not. I would not object to some form of sanction, but I don't think that "not recognizing" a country is in the same league as invading, killing and occupying a country. I fully support sanctions against both Israel and Arab nations that don't accept UN resolutions, but I also think that sanctions should be in proportion to the violation. Fair is fair.
22:42 April 11, 2010 by Abang Beruang
I love it, all oppressors should be told like this that the right minded people are watching over you. No to occupassion, yes to peace... Bravo, Sweden! I love this country!
22:49 April 11, 2010 by DanielC

Your post is a complete red herring. Neither WWII, nor the Arab declaration of war, in any way, justify Israel occupying Palestinian land, or using disproportionate force to subjugate them.

I never said that the Swiss and Saudi situations were identical. I said Nemesis was being ridiculous in comparing churches with Saudi Arabia with the occupation of Palestine.
23:04 April 11, 2010 by DanielC

Two wrongs don't make a right. Arab countries do a lot of wrong, but that doesn't mean that we should turn a blind eye to the things Israel does. I would fully support a boycot of both Israel and various Arab states. It is absurd to suggest that Israel is allowed to ignore UN resolutions and occupy Palestine because Iran is a theocratic dictatorship. That makes no sense.
23:10 April 11, 2010 by DanielC
Nobody in this forum has made that claim. It seems like you are fabricating strawmen because you cannot debate based on what people have actually said.

No. It proves that you are willing to stand for principles even if they are inconvenient and even if you have peer pressure from people who unquestioningly approve of whatever Israel does. I realize that the horrors of WWII have made it extremely "politically incorrect" to criticize anything about Israel. But this is an unfair and absurd reaction. The great suffering of the Jewish people does not entitle them to abuse other people. Israel should not be above international law.
23:12 April 11, 2010 by DanielC
Fact or not, it is irrelevant, and a red herring. Being a secular democracy does not entitle you to ignore UN resolutions.
23:15 April 11, 2010 by mehrdad1111
all freedom loveing people with a brain should buy israeli proucts. the rest (muslims and their usefull idiots) should do what their little and empty brains tell to them.

beside that. without thís little israel, we would have no PC, no internet, no USB-stick, no medicine, no water efficienty...

and now, what would we miss, when there were no arabs?

only terror, haterad, intolerance...thats what the islamic world exports into the world today.
23:29 April 11, 2010 by DanielC
No algebra, no astronomy, no scientific method, no medical peer review, etc.


Every region has contributed something positive to the world.
00:29 April 12, 2010 by billyb362
If Sweden boycotts democratic Israel, then do the proper thing:

00:30 April 12, 2010 by rthomasson
@DanielAli C

Recently I had read in the Dutch online "Het Vrije Volk" an excellent article of Encina Navan about the so called Islamic achievements. The name of the article is 'Moslim uitvindingen is Islamisering Project' (February 22, 2010). Translation Muslim inventions is an Islamization Project, (URL http://www.hetvrijevolk.com/index.php?pagina=10728).

She had based her information on CNN program called 'Legacy of Islam'. The outcome was in few words not big.

- Astronomy? The Babylonians, the Egyptians and the old Greeks and even the Inca's had a vast knowledge in Astronomy. What was the contribution of Islamic scientist?

- Algebra? Finds it's basis in India.

- Scientific methods: the Greeks, the Persians and the Romans did have them. It may be that some scientist in the Islamic age (perhaps even not Muslims) had improved them.

- Peer surgery. Was based on scientific methods that were already there. One of the best doctors during the Islamic age was a Jew called Maimonides.

The Islam scientists had contributed in improvements of inventions or methods and they had during the golden Islamic age beautiful architecture.
00:39 April 12, 2010 by ConnieLeePortman
Why Sweden why? :-(

I love Sweden so much but why they are picking on Israel all the time.
01:01 April 12, 2010 by rthomasson
@Daniel C

Occupation is a violent act in which one side is attacking the other in order to occupy a territory and harm the people of the other side. For example: the German Wehrmacht on May 1940 had occupied The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and finally France. In that view Israel is not an occupation force as for the country did not choose freely for the war with it's neighbors on June 1967. It was forced to go to war in order to defend itself.

Point 2) The Arabs and Muslims feel themselves in the way the Germans describe as Űbermenschen. It's OK! If they feel themselves that way. But what makes them think other people have to regard them the same way? You write: 'neither WWII nor the Arab declaration of war, in any way, justify Israel …etc'.

Sorry but the Palestinians had taken an active dark part in WWII in which the Jews, the Serbians and Roma became victims of. The Serbians could not reach the Palestinians and had punished hard the Muslim Bosnians instead. What makes you think the Jews are not allowed to defend themselves? Even if the opponents had declared war on them? What is a disproportionate force in a war? War is serious business Daniel! It is not a football match.

For example the Russian's use to say that in a war you send your opponent to Kibinimat. Stalingrad had shown it and the war in Chechnya too.
06:07 April 12, 2010 by blursd
Just a little food for thought ...

Do you think they would go ahead with their boycott if Israel called for bombings of Swedish targets, and all "righteous' Jews to assassinate any and all associated with this boycott?

Now where have I heard that type of rhetoric from before ... hmmmmmmmm.
06:16 April 12, 2010 by Tutu
As of now, I have stopped buying from COOP. -ther fruits are expensive anyway. Benych, should know that Israel gives passport based on Nationality. There are many black Ethopians that have been going back to Israel as citizens since 1994 or something. there are also Arab Israeli citizens in Israel. Those Palestines that we talk about recieve worst treatement from Jordan, Egypt etc than in Israel. I dont know we always blame Israel.
06:26 April 12, 2010 by sweco1
Yes I boycott any goods from Israel or their parent companies. Most of the food they push are of low quality and most likely these products were produced with slave labor wages for Palestinians and other immigrants even some from Thailand.

The are a real piece of work that this world does not need!
06:50 April 12, 2010 by Tutu
No algebra, no astronomy, no scientific method, no medical peer review, etc. Egypt, Algeria, Sudan etc were lands that belongs to black Cushans. The Arab Jihadist took the land from them by force and suppressed the black population. the proof of that can be seen in Alexandra Egypt and in sounthern Sudan today. To try to change history that Algebra was the making of Arabs is big affront to decency of civilized society.
07:11 April 12, 2010 by Globalnomad
Well duh ... boycott Israel and build a Saudi funded Mosque and groom Islamic terrorists. What else would you expect in Sweden ?
13:10 April 12, 2010 by Nemesis
The rest of COOP is against the Boycott.


I am glad to see the bigots isolated and shown for what they are.
13:25 April 12, 2010 by Kronaboy

To answer your question, yes we also boycott Israeli medical products not only because of illegal organ harvesting of Palestinian victims by IDF but also because as I am sure you are aware Israel (along with China) is a major centre of trade for illegal body parts obtained from victims of crime from Eastern Europe, and under dubious circumstances from USA etc.... I am god fearing man and would not jeopardise my children's eternal soul for this:



Yes by all means please feel free to explain to a simpleton like me the difference between Judaism and the state of Israel, bearing in mind Nethanyahu recently appeared to be justifying annexing of East Jerusalem on religious grounds and most of the illegal settlements on Palestinian lands appear to be occupied ultra religious Jewish fundamentalist?
13:41 April 12, 2010 by mehrdad1111
noone with a little bit brain remaining will realy belive this "jews steal our organs" antisemitic propaganda...except notorious left, right and muslim antisemits.

Kronaboy@co. are this new type of antisemits. by delegitimation of israel, they finaly delegitimate jews. they delegitimate their old roots to jerusalem and their land and also let no alternative for swedish jews fleeing from malmö because of left and muslim antisemitism.

if the jews under hitler had a oportunity like israel, the nazis would not be so succesfull in eliminating 60% of the jewish world population.

Kronaboy and other facists exactly know this and therefore they do all they can to delegitimate the state of israel.
13:51 April 12, 2010 by Kronaboy

I recently had a similar conversation with an Israeli citizen and his argument appeared to be based upon one of methods delivery, namely a suicide bomber going on a bus and blowing up a hand full of children is barbaric and carpet bombing from 10000 feet a school full of children is civilised. However, get rid all the fancy jargon and essentially it all boils down to one factor, good old fashioned European racism. Don't get me wrong I have nothing personal against people of Jewish extraction, in fact I find it difficult to distinguish it from Saudi Arabia, except for their obvious Middle-Eastern V European ethnicity; after all they were both created by England, and are funded by the USA, I think Lisa Simpson hit the nail on the head "the 51st state, Saudisrael"?
13:59 April 12, 2010 by enlightened

You didn't answer a single question posed by Kronaboy. I've been following your posts on three different pages. The common theme is accusing everyone who disagrees with you of antisemitism. Are you so intellectually bankrupt that this is the only good argument you could think of?

Fact: Israel admitted of occasionally harvesting organs. Though they claim that they stopped doing so.

Fact: Israel is an occupier according to the international law.

Fact: Israel's wall which is built on occupied land is an Apartheid wall.

Fact: Israel uses disproportionate force on civilians including internationally banned weapons.

Fact: Israel (along with Saudi Arabia, China, Iran and the USA) top the countries committing human rights abuses according to Human Right Watch.

Call me antisemitic, but that doesn't change any of these facts. You can also call antisemitic all the Jewish intellectuals who oppose and criticize the state of Israel (e.g. Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein).
15:00 April 12, 2010 by mehrdad1111

which questions? about jewish soldiers stealing pali organs?

you know, a jew gave the perfect answer to an reporter who asked him why the israelis do not answer to this "accusations".

he said: "because of the same reason we dont answer when someone said that we drink christian kids blood or we control the world or poison the wells".

because this crap was and is used to legitimate the extinction of jews by antisemits.

there is a excelent definition of this new ugly type of antisemits like you and Kronaboy. someone who:

-delegitimates israel (no right to defend itself against a brutal enemy which operates from civilan areas)

-demonize israel (apartheid, genocide, killing palis for organs, drinking kids blood....crap from you&co.)

and sets double standards on israel (your beloved human rights watch with their military expert as waffen SS fanboy with its fixation on israel or the so called UN human right cauncil with 90% of its work against israel)

is a antisemit. and like even tax colsultants can be tax dodgers, there are a handfull of self hating jews like your god and hisbollah-fan finkelstein or jews who participate in irans anti-holocaust conference who are the best source of nazis, left facists and islamofacists and ignored by the jewish comunity worldwide.

the new antisemits like you dont shout "heil h i t l e r".
15:09 April 12, 2010 by Kronaboy
WOW Sounds just like Joseph Goebbels It appears they have learnt well from the Germans. Look sunshine you want to justify your fanaticism on the fact you were s**t on by a bunch of Europeans, then by all means go and bomb the crap out of Berlin, don't take it out on bunch peasants farmers too weak to defend themselves???
15:56 April 12, 2010 by Abbot
Human Rights Watch reports that Jordan has stripped 2700 Palestinians of their Jordanian citizenship and that hundreds of thousands more are at risk. What about a boycott of Jordanian goods for this blatant discrimination?

16:12 April 12, 2010 by Kronaboy

I agree, while we are at it we should throw in the other USA backed regimes i.e. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait etc...
17:59 April 12, 2010 by Abbot

No problems there. Saudi Arabia allows no houses of worship from any other religion and Egypt heavily discriminates its Coptic minority. I don't know much about Kumwait, however, though it deported several hundreds of thousands of Palestinians after the 1st Gulf War, so the blame-Israel-for-everything crowd should be clamoring for a boycott against them too.
23:51 April 12, 2010 by bugz
for whoever is so sympathetic with Israeli (especially mehrdad1111) just google "Talmud ugly quotes"

01:02 April 13, 2010 by The Poetician
@mehrdad1111: You keep forgetting to mention that at times the muslims' prophet used to sexually abuse young kids and used to buy them candies and bribe his God so he would turn the blind eye..But see, the young kids grew up and started to talk and the paedophilia scandal gained ground...The prophet was in trouble then, and so was his God..!! How would the pair going to reconcile with their followers.. Do I have to tell you how the story ended..??
01:12 April 13, 2010 by injusticeworld
Keep saying about prophets as much as you want your are less then insect to be replied ...

I will see you when you burn peacefully in hell
11:21 April 13, 2010 by The Watcher
" by peropaco

Another mosque is going up in Goteborg. bravo sweden.. Your appeasement is working very well. the population is reproducing like those horny rabbits from Nyköping. what's next? "

This is because they make the difference between women and children.Aryan men think that children are for sexual relations.But maybe this is a superior behavior that the rest of we ,inferior European, don't understand.

What Hitler would say about that?He made a Holocaust for you and he protected the aryan children .This is sarcasm (For those who don't understand)

If you'll make love with women as you make with children ,you'll reproduce as they are, and you will build a proud Aryan race.


And for religious people: God was invented by human being long time ago to explain phenomena which ,at that time,he could not understand, for example lightning .Religion is but a superstition.We are the only responsible for what we do.

13:39 April 13, 2010 by sweco1

We do not need more low quality goods from little crimial states like Israel.

Looks like a lot of color is checking in here to miss lead the public.
14:26 April 13, 2010 by mehrdad1111
low quality goods?

ok, then be strict on your boycott, little jew-hater.

no more life saveing drugs

no more life saveing medical devices for you

no more cancer drugs for you

no more PC

no more internet for you

no more antobiotika for you

no more Anti-Baby-Pille for you

no more ballpoint-pen for you

no more atomic energy for you

etc etc. i am sure i forgot thousends of things which makle life easier for you and me.

so its not done by not buying jaffa fruits, little jew-hater if you want to boycott the "low quality" goods from the only country with a jewish majority worldwide.

shutt your PC down, go into a earthhole and make some fire. maybe you feel good there.
16:59 April 13, 2010 by enlightened

LOL. Hadn't I known better, I would've thought that Isreal also invented the Oxygen we breath. This disussion is getting to a really stupid intellectual level. But since you are bringing in science let me quote my all-time favorite scientic (which by the way happens to be of jewish heritage):

"I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state. …the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power….I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain - especially from the development of a narrow nationalism within our own ranks…"

-- Einstein speech in New York, 1938.
17:50 April 13, 2010 by rthomasson
Krona Boy and Enlightened

It is very difficult to analyze your posting and try to define: a) what are you representing? or b) whom you are representing? Are you representing the good in humanity and human rights? Than why are you (as Swedes and European) looking so far as the Middle East? Why don't you defend the rights of poor local Scandinavians, Dutch or British who are compelled right now to flee their homes in mixed neighborhood as a result of Immigrants terror on daily base? Why aren't you defending their rights against authorities who do not want to aid them and are handling them as second rate subordinates? Why haven't they the right to live in a neighborhood of their own? Why they have to be the direct victims of failed multicultural experiment? The media in The Netherlands is full of news on the subject. What makes Palestinians, Lebanese etc. who are taking part in throwing Molotov Cocktails on Police officers and vehicles in Malmø and terrorize Pingbjerg and Nørrebro in Copenhagen so important? I know the leftwing parties like very much the subject on Israeli occupation of Palestinians area's. That helps them to forget the mass they had created at home and it brings good money from 'sugar daddies' in Saudi Arabia. Some Socialist ideologies have had proved to be very crooked: Haven't they once said that 'Stalin was the Sun of Nations'? A man who was responsible for millions of deaths? Didn't they once say Blood is needed to smear the wheels of Revolution?
17:51 April 13, 2010 by Champ
Boycott Every product from Isreal ,, then will know , how they occupied illegal land of palastine people..

Well , Great job done by COOP .
17:52 April 13, 2010 by Iraniboy
It's all the matter of morality not the country nor the religion, etc. I noticed that most Israeli fruits are very cheap so obviously they won't benefit from not selling Israeli good but the facts that these goods could be produced in the areas of Israel where is internationally considered occupied and belong to someone else, raise the importance of its moral status.

By the way, it is so sad that reputation of Muslims and Jews are so bad only due to those criminals who killed innocent women and children in Gaza or New York. Why do we judge a whole group based what a minority of them have done?
18:25 April 13, 2010 by rthomasson

If the Israeli fruits are very cheap; not selling them will surely hurt the local poor Swedes, who have not enough money to buy (more) expensive fruit. The Bolshevik 'righteous brothers' of COOP know that poor Swedes have to eat healthy food. Otherwise they wouldn't be strong enough to work hard in order to pay the keeping of so many Immigrants and refugees. Nobody can live solely on air and water!.

The reputation of Muslims is hurt due to their own deeds of long period of time. Nobody can like people who love to kill as many people as possible by suicide bombers. No body can like people who like to have sex with children beneath the age of 10. It is disgusting how much hate the Muslim Mein Kampf preaches against people of other religions. The Dhimmi theory and hatred against others is held by Muslims worldwide- not by a minority alone.
18:48 April 13, 2010 by mehrdad1111
@butthead enighted.

einstein said this before 6.000.000 jews were killed by the nazis. after that, a jewish state was a must have for the remaining jewish population.

and thats exactly why jew-haters like you are against israel.
18:56 April 13, 2010 by enlightened
@rthomasson #87

"It is very difficult to analyze your posting and try to define: a) what are you representing? or b) whom you are representing?"

Maybe this is because you are used to debating Muslim fanatics. Debating nonrationale poeple is easy because they incrimintae themselves by their own arguements. I am not a Mulsim. I represent humanity.

"Why don't you defend the rights of poor local Scandinavians, Dutch or British..."

You need to educate yourself on the principle of mutual exclusivity. Sympathizing with a Palestinina refugee or an opressed Saudi woman or an Iranian political prisinor does not imply that I don't care about my local comminuty. The two things are not mutually exclusive.

"What makes Palestinians, Lebanese etc. who are taking part in throwing Molotov Cocktails on Police officers and vehicles in Malmø and terrorize Pingbjerg and Nørrebro in Copenhagen so important"

Isn't this a sweeping generalization? I will be easy on you and just say that this is border line racisim. To label a large ethnic group as "Molotov throwng". Maybe you are upset because of your own governmnet immigration policies. But that has no bearing on Palestinians in Palestine involved in conflict with isreal. Unless you point is to dehumanize these "Molotov throwing" Palestinians and Lebanese in Malmo to make it acceptable for Isreal to kill them in masses.
20:45 April 13, 2010 by Iraniboy

That is slightly off topic. I'm not gonna defend what Muslims/Jews do or do not. But then again you made some examples that has already happened in the last two years in any European country by any non-religious person. So this argument of making examples and spread it to groups is not valid IMO.

The main topic however is the how people should or can respond to some basic human morals. It hardly comes to the issue of religion in the first place!
20:51 April 13, 2010 by enlightened
@idoit1111 #91

LIAR. This is a quote from Einstein before an official U.S. commission in 1946:

"I am in favor of Palestine being developed as a Jewish homeland but not as a separate state. It seems to me a matter of simple common sense that we cannot ask to be given the political rule over Palestine where two thirds of the population are not Jewish.

You have also just revealed how idiot you are and how flawed your reasoning is by your own statement: "this before 6.000.000 jews were killed by the nazis. after that, a jewish state was a must have for the remaining jewish population."

You got it right this time! These 6 million Jews were killed by Hitler and his almost exclusively Christian god-loving army.
21:58 April 13, 2010 by mehrdad1111
idiot, you wrote under the quote 1938 and now you write 1946?

little shizo.

also, only a jew-hater like you can demand that the jews still live under the sword of the islam after WW2 , when the same islam was a ally of hitler in WW2 (google mufti of jerusalem).

as i said, if you little stalins and hitlers realy want to boycott israel and jews, you have to go back into a earthhole and live from gras and insects.
23:06 April 13, 2010 by rthomasson

It is very easy to analyze my posting and define who I am and whom I represent. I am a man who sees distinctly the rapid Islamization of Europe and the change of Holland into Hollandistan and Rotterdam in Timboektoe on the North Sea. I simply don't like it.

Like many Europeans (if not most of them) I hate the idea of sitting in a train and see minarets decorating the horizon of European cities and towns. I find the idea disgusting to walk the streets of a Dutch or Belgian city and realize that I am one of the few whites walking there. In such occasion I feel I am passing an enemy zone; where I have to be cautious like a commando soldier and watch that nobody will grab me by surprise. Such No Go Zones you have even in your peaceful country Sweden. I have enough of the pious righteous leftwing arguments on the 'World Stakkers', the Palestinians, and do good business with China; despite of the cruel occupation of Tibet. I don't give one single damn for a folk who is using it's 'bad luck' as a trade mark. Many Europeans know we are in the middle of a 'count down'. The final goal is taking Europe from us; the local Christian nations, and turn it into a European Caliphate led by the Sharia. That our enemies are to be found in the tsunami of Immigrants and refugees brought to us by 'the progressive parties' of the last 40 years.

I represent people with idea's of the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), Dansk Folkeparti (DF) and the Norwegian Progress Party (Framstegspartiet).
07:11 April 14, 2010 by mysticbumwipe
What great news.

I stopped buying anything that comes from Israel some four or five years ago.

And I 'm still somehow disappointed when I see al the products in the supermarkets listed as 'produce of Israel'.

For all the zionist supporters here, you will have to understand eventually that ALL countries must obey international law. And if they refuse they should expect to be treated as pariah states until they do start observing international law.

That's what this is about.

The same rights for everyone regardless of race or creed.

You can't expect 'special friend and ally' treatment from Europe anymore if you won't accept that simple principle. Those days are over. At last people are beginning to see through the mythology and lies that Israeli PR has been churning out for decades.

Israel is NOT the victim here. That is (and always has been) The Palestinians.
13:28 April 14, 2010 by rthomasson
This was published in the Dutch 'De Telegraaf' today:

Black man arrested after racist attack

LIEGE BELGIUM - A black man was arrested in Belgian Liege on Tuesday April 13 2010 because he allegedly abused a white woman. The 44-year-old suspect has had been due to violence already in contact with the justice system.

The victim was with her daughter in a Liège mall. The two women stepped aside so the man could walk past them, but he neglected the signal. He shouted that he could not walk between two whites, spat at the mother spat in the face and gave her a kick in the stomach. She was in hospital for surgery. http://www.telegraaf.nl/buitenland/6518862/__Vrouw_gewond_door_racistische_aanval__.html?sn=binnenland,buitenland

EUROPE WAKE UP! This is our business. This is what we have in short notice to deal with!.

Let the everlasting Palestinian 'stakkers' for what they are. They are not important to us.
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