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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beyteynu)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Sweden’s ambassador to Israel to Jerusalem in the wake of the statement by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven this weekend that his government will recognize the Palestinian Authority as a sovereign country.

In a statement issued Sunday, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said that he “regrets that the new prime minister was quick to issue statements regarding the position of Sweden on recognition of a Palestinian state. He apparently has not yet had sufficient time to study the matter and to understand that it is the Palestinians who have for the past 20 years been an obstacle to reaching an agreement with Israel.”


Liberman added that “Prime Minister Stefan Löfven must understand that no declaration and no measure by an external party can serve as a substitute for direct negotiations between the parties and a solution that will be part of an overall arrangement between Israel and the entire Arab world.

“If what concerns the Prime Minister of Sweden in his inaugural address is the situation in the Middle East, he would better focus on the more urgent problems in the region, such as the daily mass murder taking place in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region.”

Sweden’s prime minister told lawmakers Friday that formal recognition of the entity as a sovereign nation is a statement to present the “two state” solution as fact.

Muslims account for nearly 10 percent of Sweden’s population and the country has accepted nearly 100,000 refugees this year alone from Iraq and Syria. It is no coincidence that in Sweden, as in other European nations, the overwhelming Muslim demographic in leftist parties tends to tilt government policies in favor of the Palestinian Authority.

Turkish-born Mehmet Kaplan was recently appointed to be Sweden’s new Minister of Urbanization, according to Iran’s semi-official FARS news agency.

Kaplan was among those arrested for attempting to breach Israel’s maritime blockade of Gaza in a “humanitarian aid” flotilla of six ships in May 2010. He was present on the Turkish IHH-sponsored Mavi Marmara vessel, which when searched was found to be carrying no aid items whatsoever and instead bore armed terror activists primed and ready for battle.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. So what exactly are they doing in so called Palestine fuqing kids marrying them , fuqing goats decapitating people this is their contribution to the world !? Sweden mind yo own affairs cause yo not doing anything in regards to that Muslims immigrants rape yo women left and right. Swedenkistan shut da fuq up !

  2. Even the King of Jordan knew that there was no such thing as ‘Palestine’THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PALESTINIAN PEOPLE! THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS TO THE HOMELAND OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE

  3. It is clear that the new Swedish Prime Minister has a great chance to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
    But this will only bring him small change of about 1 million dollars!
    However, Qatar can add to this small amount something more significant…!

  4. Recognition is only viable if the world, at large, accepts it. It is not up to one country to recognize a new nation. That requires legal implications at a world-wide level, or, the UN. Since charters and agreements started to be made for Israel, which then became a country of it's own. The British had divided the area, calling Palestine the place where Jews were associated with the land. There weren't so many Arabs at that time. The Arabs living in the area were aligned with Germany during WWII. The Brits had a "Palestine Brigade" during the war, but they were all Jews. We need to reclaim the name. We need to see these people fall back into their caves and not be troublesome for Israel. They have plenty of land of their own. Israel is a small nation, in size, only. The outside world looks to Israel for brain power in medicine and electronics innovations. The Swedes are talking the talk, but can they walk the walk?
    See how advanced they become as their muslim population grows. They are fools, and will be bitten while trying to feed the dogs.

  5. He has shown his true colours. Wonder if they will still not go to his country one day as already he has ten percent in his country. It would have been better to study the situation first and then come to conclusion. Good for Israel, as you can start counting your friends and enemies will be known to you as we pray. Be blessed.

  6. Americans who support the state of Israel should now boycott
    travel to Sweden as well as avoiding buying any products from Sweden.
    Shame on Sweden for their capitulation to the Muslims and to their acceptance of Muslims into their country. Stupid is as stupid does!

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