Swedish recognition of Palestine 'deplorable': Israel FM
AFP, Thursday 30 Oct 2014


Israel's top diplomat on Thursday denounced the Swedish government's recognition of a Palestinian state as "deplorable", saying it would undermine efforts to resolve the conflict.

"The decision of the Swedish government to recognise a Palestinian state is a deplorable decision which only strengthens extremist elements and Palestinian rejectionism," Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement.

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