It also has elections, which is more than “Palestine” has.
Sweden decided to recognize the unelected government of a bankrupt PLO terror state located inside Israel's borders. But if Sweden is going to start recognizing illegal micro-nations located inside Israel, it's only reasonable for Israel to return the favor.
It's time for Israel to recognize the Royal Republic of Ladonia.
While most of us know Lars Vilks for his Mohammed cartoons, he is also the founder of Ladonia. Unlike Sweden, Ladonia stands for such values as freedom of expression.
He declared independence from Sweden in 1996, calling the square kilometer that surrounds the sculptures the Royal Republic of Ladonia, or just Ladonia. Because Sweden has not recognized Ladonia’s independence, nor has any other country for that matter, it is classified as a micronation.
Ladonia is a constitutional monarchy, currently ruled by Queen Carolyn I and President Christopher Matheoss. Dr. Lars Vilks, meanwhile, is the State Secretary.
While no one actually lives in Ladonia, it does have its own newspaper, holidays and government. And a lot of nobles. Its history has as much legitimacy as that of the Arab Muslim settlers in Israel calling themselves Palestinians and it's only four years younger than they are.
It also has elections, which is more than "Palestine" has.
It's time for Israel to extend official recognition to this brave young country and its leadership.
And then there's the Republic of Jamtland which has a history far older than that of the "Palestinian" Muslim settlers and dates back over a thousand years. It was an independent republic in the past.
It's gone through three presidents, has a flag and a sizable population that actually lives there. There's also a Jamtland Republicans football team.
Extending diplomatic to Jamtland seems like the sensible thing to do. But Israel probably ought to stay away from recognizing the
Bjorn Socialist Republic as it's a Marxist micro-state.