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Liberals want to move the embassy to Jerusalem

– Sweden must fully accept and acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel's capital and it also means that we at the appropriate time should move our embassy to Jeru

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Liberals want to move the embassy to Jerusalem

– Sweden must fully accept and acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel's capital and it also means that we at the appropriate time should move our embassy to Jerusalem, " says Fredrik Malm, Liberal policy spokesperson, to the Echo.

the League was unanimous in the decision. The committee on foreign affairs will on Thursday speak on the motions in the question tabled by members from The respective Christian democrats, and Liberals, according to the Echo to support kristdemokratens proposal to move the embassy, in the long term.

a spokesperson for the Left party, believes that a move of embassy to Jerusalem would be a dangerous decision.

" When Donald Trump took the same decision for the united states, it led to riots and demonstrations, and several people lost their lives. Something like that can absolutely happen if Sweden takes the same type of decision. It is like throwing gasoline on a burning fire, he says to Ekot.

A relocation of the embassy is controversial as it is seen as a position in the conflict with Palestine. Both sides want to see Jerusalem as their capital.

a ambassadflytt would complicate the peace process.

the Liberals ' policy spokesman Fredrik Malm. Arkivbild. Photo: Jonas Lindkvist

– Rather, it would show that we regard Jerusalem as Israel's capital and in the same way, we should put our embassy in Palestine in their capital then, " he says to Echo.

More countries have recently chosen to move their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem. In addition to the united states has, among others, Australia, the Czech republic, and Guatemala promised a move and countries such as Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania reported to consider it.

can, however, look at different ways. Australia, for example, has underlined that the recognition only applies to west Jerusalem, not the palestinian part, and the embassy will not be moved until a peace settlement to the conflict is reached.

Exactly when a move would occur, if it is the first after a two-state solution are in place or not, to Fredrik Malm't comment on without just saying that it should be done ”at the appropriate time”.

tweeted the Liberals ' outgoing Jan Björklund: ”Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Palestine as a state when a peace agreement is. Unwise to do any of this in advance. Squeeze both parties.”

https://twitter.com/bjorklundjan/status/938681617291280384

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