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January 15, 2016 12:18 pm

Critics Say Israel-Bashing Swedish FM ‘Becoming a Problem’ for Sweden

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Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom. Critics wonder whether her the Swedish FM's tendency to speak her mind is good for Sweden. Photo: Johannes Jansson/norden.org.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom. Critics wondered whether her tendency to speak her mind is good for Sweden. Photo: Johannes Jansson/norden.org.

The unusually frank approach of Sweden’s foreign minister has seen fans send her flowers over her biting criticism of Saudi Arabia — and now prompted Israel to declare her persona non grata.

Declared unwelcome by authorities in the Jewish state on Wednesday thanks to a raft of critical comments, Margot Wallstrom has made a name for herself as a vocal feminist and fierce defender of human rights.

Read full story at AFP.

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