Pigs get ready to fly, Sweden considering reducing aid to the 'Palestinians'
In what has to be a first, the government of Sweden is considering reducing aid to the 'Palestinians' because of their refusal to enter peace negotiations.
The report quoted Development aid minister Gunilla Carlsson as asking: "Is it worth continuing developing the prerequisites for a two-state solution if Israel and the Palestinians themselves do not want to sit down at the negotiating table?"Of course, she should not have mentioned Israel. Would they cut aid to the 'Palestinians' because Israel didn't want to negotiate? Of course not!
At the moment, Sweden donates $107 million on a yearly basis to Gaza and the West Bank to aid the Palestinians, a move that Carlsson says has been made to fortify the Palestinian's position in any future peace talks.
However, if there are no negotiations, than the Swedish demonstration of support would become meaningless. "I don't want to haggle with Swedish aid money, but I can only take the perspective of the Swedish taxpayers," Carlsson said, "one wants results."
Sweden's left leaning parties slammed the aid cut-back proposal.
"To drop the Palestinians in the way that the government is now considering doing is wrong," Social Democrats' aid policy spokesman Kenneth G Forslund was reported as saying.Sweden has more than its share of anti-Semites, and they still managed to figure this out. What if that started a trend?