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Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State, Hopes Will Revive Peace Process

The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, saying it hoped the move would help to revive the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The decision drew praise from the Palestinian president and criticism from Israel. “Our decision comes at a critical time because over the last year we have seen how the peace talks have stalled, how decisions over new settlements on occupied Palestinian land have complicated a two-state solution and how violence...

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