Ambassadör Ilan Ben-Dov skriver så här om Diakonias resa på sin Facebook:
”Diakonia, one of the most hostile and aggressive NGO:s with regard to Israel, is once again organizing another trip of Swedish parliamentarians to what they refer to as ”Palestine and Israel”.
The program of the visit is nothing less than a full-fledged propaganda trip, the only aim of which is to delegitimize and demonize the state of Israel by presenting a distorted, vicious and false picture which does not even come close to reflecting reality.
This propaganda trip of Diakonia is marketed under the pretense that it would somehow be planned in cooperation also with the Israeli side. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The program of this visit completely ignores the Israeli side. It reflects only the Palestinian narrative. As a matter of fact, it ignores the very existence of Israel and the Zionist, Israeli story – which is in no way reflected in the program.
I regret very much that respected members of the Swedish Parliament have been misled into taking part in this cheap political manipulation, which is no less than a manifestation of hatred towards Israel.”