Insults, death threats and a boycott: The furious reactions to a dubious Swedish newspaper article are reminiscent of the caricature dispute in Denmark. Israel's foreign minister is cursing Swedes as antisemitic. Stockholm is rejecting the criticism and defending the right to freedom of press.
Some Israelis say that they have almost never had it this good, while others say that the prospects for peace could hardly be worse. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who pays his first official visit to Berlin this week, has divided the Jewish state and is openly quarreling with the West.