The Swedish government has poor timing—and it raises questions about their Middle East policy. The same day they announced they had recognized the “State of Palestine” to—in the words of Foreign Minister Margot Wallström—“give our support to the moderate forces and the lead of President Abbas,” the party of Abbas called for a “day of rage” in Israel and abroad.
Palestinian Media Watch translated a report from the WAFA Palestinian news agency in which the Fatah political party called for its “fighters” and the “masses of the Palestinian people to aid the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and Jerusalem. The statement urged a “day of rage” on Friday in opposition to “any attack on the holy places,” a common libel against Israel. And that’s not the worst comment the Palestinians gave this week. … Continue Reading