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Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom speaks after a meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 25, 2016 (AP photo by Eranga Jayawardena).

Don’t Expect a Thaw in Frosty Relations Between Sweden and Israel

The Editors Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017

Last month, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom was denied an official visit to Israel, and Israeli officials refused to meet with her; a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said there were “scheduling problems." In an email interview, Per Jönsson, an associate editor at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, discusses Sweden’s ties with Israel.

WPR: What is behind the recent tensions between Sweden and Israel? ...

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