Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Denmark: Next General Assembly chief met Palestinian officials but not Israelis and slammed Ariel Sharon as brutal

So typical of the high-ranking European political classes - obsessively anti-Israel and passionately pro-Palestinian and pro-Arab.  Even Danish media "have portrayed Mogens Lykketoft as a shrewdly calculating politician, an image he rejects."

The Times of Israel reports:

Danish politician Mogens Lykketoft, incoming General Assembly chief, met Palestinian officials but not Israelis during trip last year, slammed Ariel Sharon as brutal 

Denmark’s former parliament speaker Mogens Lykketoft, who was voted in Monday by the United Nations General Assembly as president of its 70th anniversary session, has been criticized by Jerusalem in the past for meeting Palestinian officials on a visit to the region but not Israeli officials.

Lykketoft, who also served as Denmark’s foreign minister and finance minister, downplayed the February 2014 spat with the Jewish state at the time, saying he didn’t meet the Israelis because of scheduling conflicts. According to a Channel 10 report in February, Lykketoft asked to meet then-Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, but the Israeli lawmaker replied he would not be able to meet Lykketoft because of prior engagements. Lykketoft did not reply and proceeded to plan the visit without including any meetings in Israel. 

In an interview last year with the Jydske Vestkysten daily, Lykketoft said Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister who had then just passed away, was “a brutal military leader who was not interested in reaching an agreement with the Palestinians.” More.

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