Monday, August 24, 2009
Aftonbladet: A breath of fresh air from stolen lungs.
Photo from Aftonbladet website The Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said last Friday that he insists on respecting freedom of expression. The remarks followed Israel's call on Sweden to officially denounce the article published in the Swedish newspaper "Aftonbladet" that accuses the Israeli Army of trading in body parts. "Israel's reaction was strong.. and I think the newspaper has to respond", the FM said. "I am not an Editor-in -Chief of the paper and I am not seeking to be so… but I understand the reaction", Bilt added, expecting no change in relations between Israel and Sweden. The Swedish Ambassador to Israel denounced the article, but the ministry rejected to adopt her remarks. Actually, the relations throughout the past years were strained because Israel accused Stockholm of bias towards Palestinians, and Stockholm accused Israel of breaching the human rights.