'According to the Swedish newspaper Expressen, Wallstrom – who has triggered several diplomatic incidents with Israel since taking up her post in October 2014 – was asked in the Swedish parliament by Liberal MP Mathias Sundin why she has not condemned in strong terms the recent wave of terrorism in Israel.
Wallstrom said that the attacks were “terrible” and “must not happen,” and added that Israel has “the right to defend itself.”But then she went on to say that the response cannot be “extrajudicial executions” or a reaction that is “disproportionate” so that the “numbers of dead on the other side” is several times greater.
Israeli Ambassador to Sweden Isaac Bachman immediately responded, telling Expressen that “To focus on the actions terrorism victims take in self-defense only serves to draw attention away from the horrors of terrorism. Instead, we should condemn and act to stop the perpetrators, the financiers and the inciters of terrorism.”
He added that Israel has a better record than any other Western country in minimizing civilian casualties while fighting terrorism.
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem issued a response calling her words “scandalous, delusional, rude and detached from reality. The foreign minister suggests that Israeli citizens simply give their necks to the murderers trying to stab them with knives,” the statement read. “The citizens of Israel and its security forces have the right to defend themselves. In Israel, every person who commits a crime is brought in front of a judge, including terrorists. The citizens of Israel have to deal with terrorism that receives support from irresponsible and false statements like that.” ...'Read more here
Meanwhile, Sweden seems to be well advanced on the slippery slope that will doom it to be a failed state.
Note, for example, the following long radio discussion on the psychology (leftist, of course) behind mass Muslim immigration (only perhaps 30 per cent, if that, are actually refugees from Syria) and what it portends for the future of (indeed, how it is already negatively impacting upon) what was within living memory one of the most enviable and envied countries in Europe.
Sweden: the canary in Europe's multicultural coalmine (features Gatestone Institute's Ingrid Carlqvist who like the two other discussants speaks excellent idiomatic English):