Swedish Parliament Candidate: Israel Should Deport All Jews to the U.S.
A woman running for Swedish parliament said in a recent interview that her “fantasy” is for all the Jews in Israel to be deported to the United States.
Feminist Initiative Party candidate Oldoz Javid told the Feministiskt Perspektiv in a July 13 interview that Israel caused “people to flee from their own homes, taking their land and stolen their livelihood and freedom.”
Therefore, Javid suggested her “fantasy-based solution” to the matter.
“Israel’s best friend is the United States, another infernal regime with vastly large land areas,” Javid said. “So why not invite their friends over to their land and make room for them on the farm?” They seem to enjoy each other’s company. And the Palestinians can live in peace and again build up the country that once was theirs. I can allow myself at least [to] get [to] a dream about such a solution, right?”
Javid later asked Feministiskt Perspektiv to remove that portion of the interview, claiming that it would be misconstrued as anti-Semitic.
She is already under fire for her comments.
“Here’s [an] inconvenient fact for Swedish politician fantasizing deporting Israelis to US so Palestinians can get ‘their’ land back,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper said in a statement sent to the Journal, “Jewish people have [a] 3,500 year history in their land. What were Swedes doing when Israelis gathered in Solomon’s Temple in 800 BCE? Vikings showed up [in] 800 AD.”
Swedish pro-Israel activist and writer Annika Henroth-Bernstein wrote on Facebook that Javid’s fantasy sounded “like a final solution to me.”
Anti-Semitism is a serious problem in Sweden; for instance, in December 2017 a group of men threw Molotov cocktails at a Swedish synagogue that was hosting a Hanukkah party. Two-hundred protesters in Malmo hurled anti-Semitic slurs after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
As a 2017 New York Times op-ed noted, synagogues and Jewish day schools have to be heavily armed and secured and Jews don’t feel safe adorning Stars of David around their neck.