Opposition leader Mona Sahlin duels with Prime Minister Reinfeldt

Swedish Party Leaders Debate Jobs and Gaza

In this first political party leader debate of the year in the Swedish parliament, two burning issues dominated: rising unemployment in the continuing economic crisis and the bloodshed in Gaza.

Social Democrat leader Mona Salin called on the government to work for European Union rejection of an agreement for increased co-operation with Israel. 

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt replied that peace and conciliation cannot be accomplished by condemning only one side in a conflict

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