Friday, October 3, 2014

Sweden Decides to Recognize Palestine as Nation; "Israel-Palestine Conflict Needs 2-State Solution"

Sweden's new liberal Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced today (October 3, 2014) that Sweden will recognize Palestine as a state, making the Scandinavian country the first long-term member of the European Union (EU) to do so, according to The Daily Beast website.

"The conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a two-state solution," Lofven said.

"A two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful co-existence. Sweden will therefore recognize the state of Palestine."

EU nations -- such as Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia -- recognized Palestine before joining the EU.

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