The recently-collapsed Swedish government has drawn the ire of pro-Israel partisans in recent months, after it became the first in Europe to recognize a Palestinian state.
So those defenders of Zion were quick to pounce when Swedish MP Hillevi Larsson — a member of the Social Democratic-led government responsible for the vote — was recently pictured next to a Palestinian flag, while holding an award she received from the Palestinian Association of Malmö in gratitude for her support:
As you can see, the “Palestine” depicted on her award includes not only the West Bank and Gaza, but the whole of modern-day Israel (except the Golan Heights, which belongs — of course — to the *cough* sovereign Syriam Arab Republic).
But before y’all rush to condemn her, and the organization that concocted these borders, I would like to briefly remind you of one thing: Certainly, this sort of line-drawing in the absence of negotiation between the relevant parties is unhelpful, to say the least. But pro-Palestinian activists are not the only ones who draw maps like the one you see above. By way of reminder, here’s what the Hillel t-shirts looked like at the Israel Day Parade two and a half years ago:
It’s the same damn map, right down to the curiously-absent Golan Heights!
If you’d inexplicably like to read more about this topic, here‘s what I put together last time.