Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks during a news conference Thursday Oct. 30, 2014, at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm, after Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state. Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled, "There is a territory, a people and government," she told reporters in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Annika af Klercker) SWEDEN OUT
October 30, 2014 - 11:27am
JERUSALEM - Israel has recalled its ambassador to Sweden to protest Stockholm's recognition of a Palestinian state.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson said Thursday the ambassador was being recalled for consultations, but declined to say how long he would remain in Israel.