Swedish Minister to Resign Over Comments Comparing Israel to Nazi Germany

Mehmet Kaplan will leave housing minister post over comments in which he likened Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to what happened to Jews in Nazi Germany, Sweden’s prime minister says. (Haaretz)

The Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Sunday that Kaplan, a member of the centre-left government’s junior partner the Green Party, told a seminar in 2009 that “Israelis today treat Palestinians in a very similar way to how Jews were treated in Germany in the 1930s“, The Local Sweden reports.