Sweden speaks with the voice of EU now. All the declarations given by the presidency of EU (now Sweden) have been decided with the majority of EU countries. As to not to buy Ikea book-shells...A good joke! EU at the moment is the first commercial and the second economic power in the world and the richest region in the world, too. So maybe not so much political power (not yet) but money talks also to Israel...
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: U.S.: Only Israel, Palestinians should decide Jerusalem's future