In an interview on state TV (9YLE Aamu TV to be exact) Finnish Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Pertti Salolainen attacked the U.S. for its support of Israel:
“The United States finds it difficult to take a more neutral stance on the Israel-Palestine issue, because they have such an influential Jewish population, which has both money and the media in its hands to a large extent. The U.S. Administration has not dared to venture, due to internal political reasons, enough with this issue. This is terrible truth about U.S. policy.”
The interview, which was in Finnish, came after Finland chose to vote for the Palestinian Authority’s Bid at the UN for upgraded status to non-member observer state. As can be seen in the video below, none of the other participants objected to, or took issue with, the statements.