Stockholm (QNN)- Sweden’s newly appointed foreign minister, Ann Linde, said that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is not anti-Semitic, but rather a legitimate and non-violent movement.
Linde spoke about her support to the occupation state and she said that “Israel’s right to exist is not debatable in any way”, however “This does not contradict the view that the occupation which is in violation of UN resolutions, must end and the Palestinians must be given their rights to live in recognized borders.” The minister said.
Despite of her mostly pro-Israel speech, Israeli officials condemned Linde’s comments and claimed she is playing into the hands of Anti-Semites.
Linde replaced Margot Wallström as foreign minister earlier this month.
The occupation state had boycotted Wallstrom after she made what the Israelis considered anti-Israeli statements, and following her call to investigate Israeli killings of Palestinians.
Under her leadership, the Swedish government recognized Palestine as an independent state.