«At the up coming Foreign Minister meeting in the European Union, it’s summary statement must explicitly condemn the article published in the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet».
This was the words used by Italy’s foreign minister, Franco Frattini, In a telephone conversation with the Israeli daily Haaretz.
Frattini said he intends to demand that the meeting’s summary statement explicitly condemn the article published in the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, which claimed that Israeli soldiers harvested the organs of dead Palestinians. He said his proposed statement would declare articles of this sort to be «acts of blatant anti-Semitism»
The Italian Foreign Minister also condemned media who misuses freedom of the press:
«There are limits to freedom of the press that stem from respect for the truth and the duty of every journalist to prove his claims».
In a similar manner Frattini exposed that politicians have few tools at hand to restrict the press from publishing and distributing anti-semitism.
«The state cannot intervene in the work of the press. The journalists are the ones who must set limits for themselves and must find the right balance within the framework of the journalistic code of behavior».
Source. The Israeli daily Haaretz.
The Italian Foreign Minister has express good intention for the up coming Foreign Minister meeting in the European union. Let us not pas any judgment before the meeting has been held, and Carl Bildt has to express this viewpoint which might become the official policy of the European Union.
There is still an alarming message from Franco Frattini. What he tries to tell us is:
«Even if the Europen Union condemn Aftonbaldet for publishing the same lies against the Jews as Nazi Germany did, there is very little we are willing to do to stop this from continuing».
This is the same apathy, that the politicians expressed during the run up to World War II. We will condemn Hitler in our papers, but there is very little we are willing to do to take action against him»
This is hypocrisy.
The European Union has to take the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet to court. The Swedish Government has to be told that whatever license Aftonbladet might have, should be suspended. One tool is to suspend whatever contract there is between the Swedish state and Aftonbladet. One of them is to «re-negotiate » the distribution agreement between Aftonbladet and Swedish postal system. The Swedish state also spend hundreds of millions on advertisements in various media. The contract with Aftonbladet should be suspended, and put up for re-negotiations. The Swedish state can also put pressure on other advertisers, to take a fresh look at their contracts with the Swedish newspaper.
Another way of bringing this evil to an end is to target the editor legally.
I am sure the Editor of Aftonbladet might have benefits from the Swedish state. Like a child that goes in a governmental kindergarten. He might also have a state sponsored pension agreement, and a governmental health policy that gives him free medical treatment?
This might be extreme actions, but it will illustrate my point:
This is exactly what many Swedish leaders tells the International community to do towards Israel. Its called a boycott.
Spokesmen of fee and democratic nations, are willing to harm and boycott another free and democratic nation, in their defense of Radical Islam. But are not willing to punish newspapers that copy-cats Nazi propaganda from Hitlers Germany. Basically, the European Union will not be willing to lift a finger.
That is the sad state of affaires in the European Union today.
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