Swedish recognition of Palestine `deplorable`: Israel FM

Israel`s top diplomat on Thursday denounced the Swedish government`s recognition of a Palestinian state as "deplorable", saying it would undermine efforts to resolve the conflict. 

Stockholm: Israel`s top diplomat on Thursday denounced the Swedish government`s recognition of a Palestinian state as "deplorable", saying it would undermine efforts to resolve the conflict. 

"The decision of the Swedish government to recognise a Palestinian state is a deplorable decision which only strengthens extremist elements and Palestinian rejectionism," Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement.

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