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Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden


 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.

   Hirschson said the move was made "because of the recognition of the Palestinian state."

   Earlier Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman had called it "a miserable decision that strengthens the extremist elements and Palestinian rejectionism."

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