Liisa Jaakonsaari (SDP), a Member of the European Parliament, has expressed her bemusement at the firm pro-Israel statements made by Timo Soini, the chairperson of the Finns Party. “It's rather strange for the chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee to make such extreme statements,” Jaakonsaari commented to Helsingin Sanomat. “Also Soini will surely be held accountable for his statements.”
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Jaakonsaari bemused by Soini's comments on Israel
In an interview published in Saturday's edition of Helsingin Sanomat, Soini voiced his disapproval with the decision of Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), the Minister for Foreign Affairs, to criticise the actions of Israel in regards to issues in Palestine.