Sweden Gives Recognition to Palestinians

Epigraph:

Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:7-9)

Dome of the rock and Jerusalem

Dome of the rock and Jerusalem

Source: NY Times:

JERUSALEM — The Swedish government on Thursday officially recognized a state of Palestine, as the new prime minister, Stefan Lofven, ignored Israeli protests and followed through on a pledge he made at his inauguration this month.

The Swedish Foreign Ministry posted a message on Twitter on Thursday announcing the move and saying the Swedish government “expressed hopes for peaceful coexistence between #Israel and #Palestine.

Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said that Sweden hoped its “excellent cooperation” with Israel would continue and that the decision would be met in Jerusalem “in a constructive way,” The Associated Press reported.

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6 replies

  1. Hope that’s ‘first drop of rain ‘ with many more to follow.
    Let’s see which other countries ‘dare’ to be peacemaker
    and be blessed !!!

  2. Sweden was the only European country to aid Nelson Mandela’s ANC while he was still in jail.
    Emigrants from Pakistan & Gambia,with whom I was personally aquainted, reported no discrimination in Sweden.
    Sweden ZINDABAD.

  3. On the way to lasting peace to the People of Palestine, starting from the bold who has the courage, knowledge and intellect.

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