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Leaving aside the Aid Industrial Complex for a minute...


It seems the entire Swedish foreign aid industrial complex is deeply involved in this antisemitism affair
Is this an antisemitism affair? One would think so.

Carl Bildt

has expressed understanding for Israel's "sensitivity about insinuations or allegations that could give open anti-Semitism air beneath its wings". But that has so far not been enough for the Israeli government.
The problem is not whether the allegations are true or false. The problem is that "they could give open antisemitism air beneath the wings" (presumably, then, the allegations are not "openly antisemitic"). But are they antisemitic and false? We have an Israeli blogger in Haaretz saying
there are matters that one should and must act against, such as Holocaust denial or antisemitism. But this has nothing to do with either of these two things, even though our ridiculous foreign minister would die for it to be connected to the Holocaust and to antisemitism.


... if Israel had admitted to the awful inhuman things that were done during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, and had supported the soldiers that had the courage to admit to the awful things they witnessed or participated in ...

Wait, so the awful things were alleged to have happened by whistle-blowing Israeli soldiers? Or what is the Israeli blogger talking about?

And what would a conservative newspaper doing carrying water for a supposed far-left international aid establishment? Helping a fellow antisemites?  - Haaretz reports

But the liberal Sydsvenskan - southern Sweden's major daily - had harsh criticism for the rival paper, running an opinion piece under the headline "Antisemitbladet" (a play on the name Aftonbladet).
So the "liberal" press criticises the "conservative" newspaper which carries stories originated by the "far left"? What is really going on here? (And what, if any did go on in Gaza?)

Oh, and does the Israeli blogger who assumes the organ harvesting story is true have his opinions published in English by Haaretz, too? Or is introspective criticism only carried in the Hebrew edition while the English edition for the consumption of foreigners have a different content and editorial slant?

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 26th, 2009 at 09:15:05 AM EST
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