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