To my friends in Israel and to Israel, my friend.
As I understand it, an article on my case has been published in Maariv today.
I haved dared to blog about the right for Israel to exist and about the attempts by Hamas, a terror organisation, to try to destroy Israel by means of aggressive war – jihad. In doing this I have made use of my constitutional right of expression and opinion.
The Swedish Government hold those same positions: Israel have a right to exist. Hamas is a terror organisation.
My employer did not, however, find it appropriate for me to hold these opinions and to express them publicly. I have, because of my opinions, been forced to leave my employment.
This employment was with the Swedish Migration Board, a governmental agency which as one of its major tasks has to protect foreigners from persecusion by granting them asylum in Sweden, for instance because they have expressed their political opinions publicly.
But the Migration Board now seem to persecute me, an employee, contrary to its major task, because I have expressed political opinions shared by the Swedish government!
They do this also in refusal to adhere to a verdict by a Swedish court, which ruled to reinstall me in my employment.
I have received many messages from Israel in support of my case. I would like to thank all of you very much! But this case is not really about me. It deals with the right for Israel to exist. Israel has that right. Hamas wages an aggressive war against Israel in denial of that right. This must be pointed out again and again, without them doing so being persecuted.
I, for my part, wholly support Israels right to exist and to defend itself. IDF thus must be supported in its present defense of Israel against those who seek to destroy it.