Embassy protest demands Swedish FM resign
Yisrael Beytenu activists together with MK Oded Porer of the party protested on Friday in front of the Swedish embassy in Tel Aviv, in a demand that Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom quit after her latest inflammatory comments against Israel.
Porer, who formerly served as director of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, said, “the Swedish Foreign Minister in her anti-Semitic statements proves that she has no understanding and familiarity with reality.”
“She closes her eyes before the terror, and will wake up in the end only when the terror reaches her home. She should resign immediately,” the MK said, accompanied by activists bearing signs with messages such as: “Israel is a democracy, Sweden is a hypocrisy.”
Kelly Blakar, one of the organizers of the protest, said, “we’ve already seen what happens when Europe closes its eyes to incitement against Jews, and we must prevent that from happening again.”
Wallstrom ignited her latest firestorm of anti-Israel comments on Tuesday, when she called to investigate Israel for “executing” Palestinian Arabs, in an attempt to delegitimize the actions of security forces killing Arab terrorists as they conduct an attack.
Killing the terrorists is often a matter of life or death in preventing further victims, as in many cases the terrorists continue attacking after being shot.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday called the comments”foolish” and “immoral,” a day after Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely announced that Swedish officials are no longer welcome to visit Israel.
Yisrael Beytenu chairman MK Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday called on Israelis to boycott the Swedish international furniture chain IKEA.