Archive for 'In english' Category

Eric Hoffer: Israel’s Peculiar Position

By Sapere Aude! - Last updated: fredag, november 29, 2019

By Eric Hoffer (LA Times 5/26/1968) – Eric Hoffer (see photo) was an American social philosopher. He was born in 1902 and died in 1983, after writing nine books and winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic. The Jews are a […]

Israel and ”uti possidetis juris”

By Sapere Aude! - Last updated: onsdag, november 27, 2019

The author of the text below is unknown to me. I have received it through Facebook. I have decided to publish it anyway (but not under my name) because I find it very accurate and very important as a means of understanding that Israel have the legal right to Judea and Samaria – and Israel’s […]

A call to end Swedish support to antisemitic education in UNRWA schools

By Lennart Eriksson - Last updated: måndag, juli 2, 2018

It is clear beyond any doubt that any decent man and woman must sign this petition. You too! Do that by proceeding to this link. Just watch this film: As you can see, the children are obviously pronouncing the most disgusting antisemitism! And who have taught them to do so? Well, we have some usual […]

The Tears of Gaza: Are they self-inflicted?

By Sapere Aude! - Last updated: onsdag, december 21, 2011

Yesterday on December 20, 2011 Swedish public service channel SVT1 showed this movie: Tears of Gaza. You can watch the film below: The film focuses on a children’s perspective highlighting Israel’s defensive war in Gaza, around the turn of 2008-2009, ie. a defensive war that began after Hamas, which is the elected government in Gaza […]

Are the Swedish Pension Fund’s ethics governed by anti-Israel policy?

By Sapere Aude! - Last updated: torsdag, april 8, 2010

A while ago the Swedish Pension Fund’s Ethical Council announced that it would divest itself of all shares in the Israeli company, Elbit Systems, since the company has supplied monitoring systems for the protective barrier that protects Israeli civilians from terror attacks emanating from the West Bank. Israel is currently constructing this barrier and some […]

Were the Swedes who were refused entry into Israel on a journey of war or of peace?

By Sapere Aude! - Last updated: lördag, april 3, 2010

We read in the press that three Swedes have been refused entry into Israel. In Swedish national radio it is said that the members of the group have jewish and Palestinian background and that the group would visit Israel and Palestine to see how life is going on during the conflict there. The background is […]

Jerusalem – Divided by a common EU language

By Sapere Aude! - Last updated: onsdag, december 9, 2009

George Bernard Shaw once said about the relationship between the U.S. and Britain that those two countries were ”divided by a common language”. It sounds good but the logic is difficult to understand. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says on his blog (in Swedish), talking of the recent European Union statement on the status of […]

Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman rules that the Migration Board has violated the Constitution

By Sapere Aude! - Last updated: onsdag, september 30, 2009

It is the decision of the Migration Board’s management to re-assign me from being head of unit to a lower position, because of my support for Israel in this blog, which has rendered sharp criticism by the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman JO in a decision made on September 25. Link to decision here (swedish). Here follows […]

Israeli Foreign Ministry: We want Sweden to distance itself from the contents of the Aftonbladet article

By Sapere Aude! - Last updated: måndag, augusti 31, 2009

According to Haaretz, a representative of the Israeli Foreign Ministry says the following: We did not ask for an apology, or for measures against the newspaper or the journalist, — All we asked of Sweden and the Swedes is that they reject and decry the content of the report. And our position has not changed. […]

Aftonbladet’s ongoing incitement against Israel

By Sapere Aude! - Last updated: lördag, augusti 29, 2009

On Aug. 27 an editorial written by Aftonbladet’s political editor-in-chief Helle Klein was published. Here comes the translation: Do not compromise on settlements 27 August 2009. Since winter’s Gaza War, relations between Israel and the international community have been strained. The EU froze negotiations on an upgrade of the trade agreement with Israel. Human rights […]