Everything mentioned in the article is something that the Tundra Tabloids’ regular readers have known for years.
A thought worth pondering. The very same Swedish parties who enforce a cordon sanitaire around the fully democratic, very peaceful and patriotic SD party, are the very same ones who demand Israel to recognize the genocidal Hamas and sit down with them as equal political players.
The pro-Israeli party in Sweden?
Opinion By MATAN ASHER \
this is yet another case where Israeli misinformation about Europe causes an unnecessary loss of support – that could have helped it.
Last week, the newly elected Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven caused a political storm. Löfven declared in his first speech that Sweden would be the first EU country to recognize the “Palestinian state.” In the Israeli media, it was argued that Israel has no supporters in Sweden.
When talking about the Sweden Democrats party, it was even argued that this is a far-right, anti-Semitic party. Unfortunately, this is yet another case where Israeli misinformation about Europe causes an unnecessary loss of support – that could have helped it.
The party, which was founded in 1988, was indeed established by Swedish radicals, including Anders Klarström, a member of the Swedish neo-Nazi party.
However, starting from 1995 the party underwent major reform that changed it completely. In 1999, they officially rejected Nazism; in 2001, all radical groups were completely expelled from the party. In the last elections, the party won 12.9 percent in the Swedish parliament and 9.7% in the European Parliament, making it the third largest party in Sweden.
The party officially bans anti-Semitism.
As part of the popular right in Europe, Sweden Democrats cooperate with the UK Independence Party, promoting a new immigration policy in Europe. Party leader Jimmy Åkesson has fought Jew-hatred straight from assuming office in 2005.
He argues that Muslim immigration is the biggest threat to the country since World War II.
During Operation Protective Edge, Åkesson expressed his support for Israel, saying that “Hamas uses civilians as human shields…..