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Old October 3rd, 2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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Sweden to recognise Palestinian state

This should shake things up. It had to come, but I bet it will get way harder to find a blintz in Stockholm.

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Sweden is to "recognise the state of Palestine", Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has said, the first long-term EU member country to do so.

"The conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a two-state solution," he said during his inaugural address in parliament.

It should be "negotiated in accordance with international law", he said.

Sweden last month voted out the centre-right Alliance coalition of Fredrik Reinfeldt after eight years.

That allowed the Social Democrats led by Mr Lofven to form a government with other parties on the left including the Greens.

"A two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful co-existence. Sweden will therefore recognise the state of Palestine," Mr Lofven said on Friday, without giving a timeline for the recognition.

Sweden will join more than 130 other countries that recognise a Palestinian state.

Most of the EU's 28 member states have refrained from recognising Palestinian statehood and those that do - such as Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - did so before joining the bloc.

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Old October 4th, 2014, 12:28 AM   #2
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This should shake things up. It had to come, but I bet it will get way harder to find a blintz in Stockholm.



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Israel would love to have a palestinian state which would live in peace.
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Old October 5th, 2014, 11:44 PM   #3
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Boycott Sweden.
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Boycott Sweden.
Sweden is swamped with Palestinian expats and recognising "Palestine" might get some to go back....
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Yes...Sweden knows best...
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Israel would love to have a palestinian state which would live in peace.
which it will never do.

there was a two state solution already, its called jordan.
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 08:24 PM   #7
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which it will never do.

there was a two state solution already, its called jordan.
Besides that whole "who created the universe" disagreement, I find myself agreeing with you on just about everything else.

Sorry for my trash talk in the other thread.
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Besides that whole "who created the universe" disagreement, I find myself agreeing with you on just about everything else.

Sorry for my trash talk in the other thread.
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Maybe he'll forgive me then.......
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Maybe he'll forgive me then.......
He's the other Aussie on this site. Just don't insult South Australian wines and it'll be fine......
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