Sweden vs Israel? - Page 6

May 28th, 2006  
A Can of Man

Topic: Sweden needs to stay neutral, that's why

The reason is pretty clear I think. Sweden depends on being neutral and by having Israel in the exercise, they risk looking like they're taking sides between Israel and the Arabs.
If Israel and an Arab country or group want to negotiate, they will want to do so on neutral ground and Sweden needs to stay as neutral as possible. Taking part in a joint military exercise with Israel can damage their neutral image.