Even the jewish columnist Alex Schulman finds the whole thing problematic. The nordic aviation company SAS is flying all the guests there and home and might also be dragged into some sort of scandal. Never seen so many pictures in various papers of the politicians and celebrities partying and going to the beach down there.
Record in idiocy, mother of all fools
Published 20 Sep 2019 at 11.46
Celebrity when Micael Bindefeld turns 60
Ulf Kristersson with Birgitta Ed in Jerusalem to celebrate Micael Bindefeld.Photo: YUVAL COHEN HAROUNOFF
This has happened.
Three Swedish party leaders have taken a break from their political pursuits in Sweden and set off on a five-day bidding party to celebrate with fellow celebrities Micael Bindefeld, who is 60 years old.
This has brought bad blood, the party leaders have felt that the trip has not been well received at home in Sweden, and is now trying to best handle this crisis.
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Ebba Busch Thor avoids posting full pictures and celebrity selfies, does not say a word about the belly dancers and swordsmen, but carefully selects pictures from the visits to the important Jewish memorial sites. But it doesn't matter, because everyone still wonders: what does she have to do? The party leaders and their public relations people have therefore come to the conclusion that the only argument for leaving politics in the midst of a burning autumn budget is to claim that Bindefeld is actually a good friend, really, not just any superficial celebrity buddy.
And now the race armor is raging among the party leaders' press secretaries at home in Stockholm, mess after mess to the editors, explaining how close the friendship to Bindefeld actually is. "Bindefeld has been a friend of the family for a long time," said Kristersson's press secretary. The explanations become more and more intense, the ties to Bindefeld are suddenly incredible, the friendship deeper than anyone could believe. They have been friends for any length of time, young friends, no, friends since childhood. Soon, a press secretary announces that their boss and Bindefeld were in fact born of the same vulva.
And down in Israel, the party leaders are doing what they can to show the same thing. Ebba Busch Thor yesterday posted a weepy post
about her friend Bindefeld, thanking her for being lucky enough
to meet people "who get a special place in their hearts".
The idea is to show that they are not only close friends, they are very special bands, unique friendships that have been cultivated for years or decades, it is as if they suddenly want to convince us that they are in fact childhood friends all together. Busch Thor, Kristersson, Sabuni and Bindefeld are seen as children. The wild quartet who cut around in alleys with snake bells and set to bus and life, where they run, the sweet comrades with dirt under their nails, not always seen by their parents, but TOGETHER, forever united, and they bring out a knife and exchanges blood with each other in some shed, the boy Kristersson solemnly says to the other children: "We should always stick together."
Ebba Busch Thor and Micael Bindefeld at the luxury hotel Jaffa in Tel Aviv.Photo: MIRIAM ALSTER
It is quite clear that these party leaders are actually acquainted with Bindefeld in the way you are acquainted with someone you meet a couple of times a year at celebrity parties. They are semi-polar in the mingle.
But despite the wild claims of deep friendship, they are nevertheless confronted by the media, who wonder how they motivate them to go to a celebrity party for five days in the middle of a fairly intense political time in Sweden, with the fall budget presented and block-crossed talks about gang crime. To a reporter at Tel Aviv airport, Nyamko Sabuni sneezes: "Media drama!" As if everything was a construction, a media hit, like she wasn't going to any party at all, she wasn't standing there, she was a hologram, in fact, she worked at home and worked on the budget.
Ebba Busch Thor is confronted by one of the mingles down in Israel, but she absolutely does not want to comment on anything at all, as she is at a "private party". It must be some kind of record in idiocy, the mother of all fools, to stand at this year's most public celebrity party and claim that it is "private".
Kristersson takes back paths and stays down there in Israel and refuses to say a word. It's a shame, because of course there are some questions you want answers to. Last week he went out in the media
, cursed as usual, this time he thought it was "snail pace" in the talks with the guys about the gang crime. Nothing happens! If it doesn't get speed then he threatened to shit in everything, he did not want to take a single "mazarin meeting". But how will the boys be able to speed up a conversation with Kristersson if he leaves on his own for four days?
Kristersson himself said the other day that at the top of the agenda is to deal with gang crime. Secondly, he must mean. At the top of the agenda are clearly some cannon nights with the celebrity elite in Israel.