In response to the recognition of the Palestinian state as an independent Israeli government decided to withdraw its ambassador Isaac Bachman from Stockholm. Before that, the Swedish ambassador was called to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to hand him a note of protest against the decision of the government of the Scandinavian country. Reports about it France-Presse.
At the same time, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke out with bitter irony about Sweden:
The Swedish authorities, apparently, do not realize that the Middle East policy is somewhat more complicated than the assembly of IKEA furniture.
Today, the Finnish authorities are making it clear that they are ready to recognize Palestine as an independent state after the Swedish neighbors.
In the Finnish parliament they say that the recognition of Palestine can lead to long-term peace in the Middle East.