Jerusalem, September 11, 2003

FM Expresses Condolences to Swedish Government and People
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom expressed today (September 11, 2003) the condolences of the government and people of Israel to the Swedish government and nation over the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. Foreign Minister Shalom asked that his personal sympathy also be expressed to the Lindh family for their loss.

The Minister expressed outright condemnation of the criminal murder that took the life of a leader who guided Swedens foreign policy over the past five years.

Any resort to such violence must be condemned by the entire international community.

The Foreign Minister instructed Mr. Zvi Mazel, Israel’s ambassador in Stockholm, to convey condolences to the Swedish Government over the loss of a committed and courageous leader.