Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

Oct 31 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided Thursday to recall Israel’s ambassador to Sweden Isaac Bachman to Jerusalem for consultations to protest Sweden’s recognition of a Palestinian state. Sweden is the first European Union member state to do so. In a statement, Lieberman said that the Swedish government’s decision to recognize a Palestinian state “is an unfortunate decision which strengthens radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance.” “Such measures