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I know I haven’t blogged much lately, but I’ve been busy working – believe it or not. In order to strengthen my credibility, behold the fruit of my labor.
In 1973, the two Swedish journalists Peter Bratt and Jan the-KGB-agent Guillou exposed an illegal organization that surveyed leftwing extremists in Sweden. One of the agents whose cover they blew was Gunnar Ekberg, and he and his wife had to flee the country in a dramatic escape until things calmed down.
Now, more than thirty five years later, Ekberg is finally able to tell his side of the story. In his memoirs De ska ju ändå dö: tio år i svensk underrättelsetjänst (“They’ll Die Anyway: Ten Years in the Swedish Intelligence Service”) he tells the fascinating tale of how he was recruited by the Swedish intelligence service. He describes how he infiltrated various extreme leftwing organizations dreaming of an armed revolution in Sweden, and how he even managed to get inside a Palestinian terrorist organization and avert at least one terror attack.
My full review of Ekberg’s memoirs can be found here.
Yes, yes, I know. Already last time I wrote about it I said that I had whipped this dead horse for the last time.
Consider this article the ultimate whipping, the very last crums of my piece of the pie — the one last all-inclusive summary of the whole Aftonbladet affair.
At least until something new comes along.
There are a few fixed highlights in the world of rhetoric — speeches delivered at set intervals where important people have the chance to give their view of the world while the world is listening. The President of the United States has his State of the Union, the Pope’s got the Urbe et Orbe, and the Queen has her Christmas address.
And then there’s me.
A few weeks ago, I gave the annual lecture on antisemitism and anti-Israeli sentiments and activities in Sweden during the past year. The result can be enjoyed here.
Unfortunately, the Q&A session — where my heretic views on anti-Israeli sentiments not necessarily being antisemitic were called into question — is not included in the clip.
It’s hard to find a journalist, expert or know-it-all who hasn’t yet cashed in on what the good people at Timbro Media Institute call “Boström Gate”, that is Donald Boström’s by now infamous article implying that the IDF kills Palestinians and sell their organs abroad.
Now, when you honestly didn’t think that there was a single opinion that hadn’t been expressed or a single angle left to give to this story, it’s finally my turn to publish something on the whole affair.
My whipping of this dead horse can be enjoyed here.
A link to this article in Sydsvenskan was sent to me the other day. On the one hand it’s good that someone writes about the problems in Malmö — and obviously it’s nice not to be forgotten. But on the other hand it would obviously be much better if the problem would just go away. I could live with people forgetting my research if it would become obsolete.
Ok, so it may not be the Britannica — or even the Judaica. Nonetheless, anyone who happens to be interested in the Jews of Sweden or Scandinavia, might want to check out the Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora at a library near you.