Monthly Archives: September 2018

Folke Bernadotte

This month, it is 70 years since the murder of Count Folke Bernadotte while serving as UN mediator in the Arab–Israeli conflict. Not a single one of the assassins was charged with the crime, despite that they were known (some of them have even discussed it on TV). As Miko Peled writes: “Everyone is keeping strangely quiet about this, even the Swedes.”

Instead, Sweden this year decided to start a strategic cooperation with Israeli “defence industry” (link to Swedish content).

Folke Bernadotte. Photo: Scoutförlaget [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Will Western Sahara be protected from EU-Morocco trade deal?

A recent decision in the European Council may enable Morocco to export goods from the occupied Western Sahara to the EU. The decision will be put to the vote in the European Parliament, which is likely to happen in the autumn. Read more in Swedish on the web site of Tidskriften Västsahara. For a background on how Western Sahara’s natural resources are plundered, see for example a broadcast in English on Democracy Now.