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Sweden boycotts international air force exercise due to Israeli not 'advancing peace' -invites Hamas to visit instead

April 30, 2006

MIM: Not surprisingly Sweden has chosen Hamas over Israel. A recent study came out which showed that Sweden' applied Nazi race laws duroing wartime and that:

"...Sweden helped the Nazis stop Germans and Jews marrying and suppressed criticism of Hitler and reports of atrocities, says new research suggesting neutral Sweden accommodated the Nazis more than previously thought..."

A scandal erupted over a decade ago when it was revealed that the founder of Swedish furniture franchise Ikea, had Nazi ties.

Sweden Boycotts Israel, Embraces Hamas

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sweden is boycotting an international air force exercise in Italy next month due to the fact that Israel's Air Force will take part. It has also decided to grant entry visas to Hamas members.

Though not mentioning the Jewish State by name, Sweden's Defense Minister Leni Bjorklund said that her country was withdrawing its participating due to the fact that "the Swedish Armed Forces were notified at a late stage that a state not belonging to the Partnership for Peace, and with which Sweden did not previously have bilateral military cooperation, and which does not take part in international peacekeeping missions was to take part in the air exercise."

A Swedish official told Israel Radio that Israel was not currently advancing peace and was therefore not fit to take part in the exercise.

Sweden has increasingly led anti-Israel moves in Europe, and the Swedish government has just recently granted visas to members of the Hamas terror group as well. Sweden's Ambassador Robert Rydberg was called to Israel's Foreign Ministry Thursday to explain the move.

MK Zevulun Orlev (National Union/NRP) slammed both decisions, saying that just a day after Holocaust Remembrance Day, "an enlightened nation has surrendered to the Islamic axis of evil."

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