Often musing is necessary to keep one's sanity, the hope is that someone reads one's thoughts, interjects their own and either tell you that you are NOT insane or that you are off your rockers, both of which I consider a solace.
We learned on Friday (10/3/14), that Sweden's newly elected Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Loefven announced that his country will recognize a Palestinian state, becoming the first EU member in Western Europe to do so.
The British Parliament quickly followed suit.
It must be noted that 7 EU members in Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, namely; Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Romania have already recognized the Palestinian state.
Among the non-EU members, Iceland is the only other western European nation to have done so. So Sweden's significance in joining the 130 other countries around the world in recognition of Palestine is due to it being the first Western European country.