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    Sweden, Israel quarrel over military exercise pull-out

    Sweden, Israel quarrel over military exercise pull-out

    Thu Apr 27, 2:45 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Sweden and Israel were locked in a diplomatic row after the Scandinavian country pulled out of a military exercise because the Israelis were taking part.

    The Swedish foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the Spring Flag air exercises in Sardinia on May 8-25 "have been organised for peacekeeping operations and we don't want to take part because of Israel's participation".

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    Re: Sweden, Israel quarrel over military exercise pull-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Solve et Coagula
    Sweden, Israel quarrel over military exercise pull-out

    Thu Apr 27, 2:45 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Sweden and Israel were locked in a diplomatic row after the Scandinavian country pulled out of a military exercise because the Israelis were taking part.

    The Swedish foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the Spring Flag air exercises in Sardinia on May 8-25 "have been organised for peacekeeping operations and we don't want to take part because of Israel's participation".

    Continue to read:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060427...y_060427184523
    Fuuny how the Swedes are equivocating and trying to "down-play" the issue, though. There are no Western Nations ever willing to adopt an ethical position and boldly stand by their convictions when it comes to Israel as, for example, they did with the Apartheid Regime of South Africa or Serbia, even though Israeli racist genocide makes South Africans and Serbs look like societies of Franciscan Monks.
    Last edited by dchristie; 04-28-2006 at 09:19 PM.

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