Which doesn’t surprise any of us who follow Swedish buffoonery on a regular basis.
Sweden loves to prove its (faux) humanitarian credentials by being the first nation to do what other countries (for a whole range of rational reasons) refrain from doing. So there stands the Swedish FM with the Holocaust trivializing fake P.A. president Mahmoud Abbas (whose elected mandate ended years ago) next to a plaque that reads ”The State of Palestine”. Though such an entity doesn’t exist.
The fallacy of their move can be seen in the Swedes’ gross hypocrisy of recognizing a Palestinian state in direct violation of a chapter 6 UN Security Council resolution (242), all the while they constantly badger Israel for being in violation of (non-binding) UNGA resolutions and international law. This is exactly the mindset of the Left, law is to be upheld as long as it conincides with their political agenda, anything that falls outside of it, well, it simply doesn’t exist.
NOTE: Because of the Israeli Labor Party, Yithak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Israel finds itself in this present day situation.
First Palestinian embassy in W. Europe opens in Sweden
The first-ever Palestinian embassy in Western Europe has opened in Sweden on Tuesday evening, the Swedish prime minister’s press service said. President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Stockholm for the event.
“Your recognition…should push forward negotiations in the peace process,” Abbas said.
Prime Minister Lofven has vowed aid to Palestine, but has also called on reforms.
“There are challenges: we must help one another to fight corruption, increase gender equality, improve respect for human rights, and of course continue the state building process,” Lofven said.
Under the newly signed deal, Sweden’s financial help to Palestine will grow by 1.5 billion kronas (US$179.74 million) over the next five years.
Palestine has diplomatic missions in countries that either recognize or partially recognize it as an independent state.
Until Tuesday, Palestine had a General Delegation of Palestine in Sweden, based in Stockholm.
On October 30, Sweden was the first Western EU member (and 135th of the world’s 193 nations) to officially recognize Palestinian statehood. Britain, France, Spain and Portugal followed suit.