One of the results of the recent Swedish election which put a Leftist minority government of Social Democrats and Greens in power is the recognition of 'Palestine'. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced the move today.
"The conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a two-state
solution, negotiated in accordance with international law," Swedish PM
Stefan Lofven said during his inaugural address in parliament.
two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful
co-existence. Sweden will therefore recognize the state of Palestine."
So Sweden is going to recognize a 'country' with no recognized borders, ruled for the past decade by an unelected dictator and partnered up with Hamas, a genocidal terrorist group.
The former center-right coalition government did not recognize 'Palestine' for exactly those reasons.
This still needs to be voted on in Sweden's parliament.If the Leftist government pushes this through Sweden would be the
first country to recognize 'Palestine' while being a member of the
The American response by State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki called Sweden's action "premature"
“We believe that the process is one that has to be worked out through
the parties to agree on the terms of how they’ll live in the future of
two states living side-by-side,” she said.