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Israel condemns Sweden’s premature Palestinian declaration, admonished envoy

Foreign ministry summons Swedish envoy for reprimand after newly elected prime minister gave assurances he’ll recognize Palestine as a state in upcoming inauguration speech.

By Itamar Eichner


Sweden’s ambassador to Israel has been summoned for a reprimand meeting on Monday at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, after Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced on Friday his intention to recognize Palestine.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven (Photo: Reuters)

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven – Photo: Reuters

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Saturday night that Lofven’s announcement was unfortunate as he “likely has yet to have enough time to delve into matters and understand that the side which has been a spoiler for the past 20 years to advancing an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians – is the Palestinians.” Continue Reading »