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Palestine and the two-state solution: The Swedish experience

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What happened when Sweden recognized Palestine 2014? The author Anders Carlberg has investigated the Palestinian Authority’s views of the two-state solution.

Av Anders Carlberg | 16 augusti 2022
Eventuella åsikter och slutsatser i texten är skribentens egna.
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On its first day in office, October 3, 2014, the new Swedish coalition government under Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced its intention to recognize the state of Palestine. Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström declared that Israel and Palestine “should live within mutually recognized borders, with the 1967 borders as a starting point and with Jerusalem as a capital for both states”. Twenty-seven days after the initial announcement, the final decision became effective on October 30, 2014.

As this article will show, there is considerable doubt as to whether the Palestinians have shown a total commitment to the two-state solution. The Foreign Ministry in Sweden does not seem to have considered this issue prior to the decision in 2014.

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